I'll make World Cup - Suarez

2014-05-24 20:26
Luis Suarez (AFP)

Montevideo - Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez took to Twitter on Saturday to pledge to his team-mates and fans that he would make the World Cup despite undergoing knee surgery.

The Liverpool forward and Premier League's Player of the Year required arthroscopic surgery to repair meniscus damage in his left knee after a training accident on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old now faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup finals which get underway in Brazil in 19 days time.

Suarez says he is confident of recovering in time, posting a message in Spanish and English on his Twitter page: "My dream remains intact, I'll be there."

The message was accompanied by a promotional video of Suarez alongside among others Argentina great Lionel Messi.

His country's football chiefs are also upbeat about his availability, with Uruguay FA president Wilmar Valdez suggesting on Friday if Suarez's recovery went to plan he could return to training in just over a fortnight.

Suarez had a brilliant season in England, his 31 goals lifting Liverpool into second place, pipped for the title by Manchester City on the final day of the campaign.

Uruguay, the 2011 Copa America winners, are hoping to be able to pair Suarez with Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani in attack as they prepare to come up against England and Italy as well as Costa Rica in Group D.

They open against the Costa Ricans on June 19.

Read more on:    luis suarez  |  soccer

Arsenal thrash United

12 minutes ago


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Most Read


Rugby World Cup 2015

All the action from the 2015 RWC, including live coverage of all 48 matches, breaking news, fixtures, results, logs - and much more!


Rugby World Cup 2015

All Blacks sympathise with England
LIVE: Ireland 16-9 Italy
Wallabies achilles heel now a strength
Argentina overpower spirited Tonga
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Take a photographical trip down memory lane and remind yourself of how the Springboks fared in their five previous Rugby World Cup campaigns. In addition, pick your all-time Springbok Rugby World Cup Dream Team and you could win R3 000!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.