Luis Suarez is set to make his return to the Uruguay national team after almost 2 years absence due to a ban.
The striker has missed 607 days of action for the national team after he was found guilty of biting Italy defender Georgia Chiellini during the World Cup 2014. He was given a four-month ban from all forms of football and an additional nine match ban from the national team. After this extended absence, he is set to feature for the national team in the World Cup qualifier against Brazil. The Barcelona player could not have dreamed about a better fixture for his return.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez claims that the player can be very emotional since there must be a lot of things going on his head. Suarez will be coming up against his Barcelona teammate Neymar in a match that is expected to be packed with fans. The World Cup 2018 qualifiers in South American region has been strange with many of the favourites like Brazil and Uruguay struggling for dominance. Ecuador currently lead the table with 13 points but they are in danger of being overtaken by Uruguay should results go the way of Oscar Tabarez’ team in the latest round of matches.
Ecuador are up against Colombia and Paraguay in March.
“Suarez should be emotional; should have many things going on in his head after being away from the team,” said the national team coach of Uruguay, Oscar Tabarez, about the return of his star player. After the game against Brazil, Uruguay will be facing Peru in a game that should guarantee them three points. Brazil, meanwhile, continue to struggle after having taken only two wins from their four games so far. The nation is in grave danger of missing out on a place at the World Cup.