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Suarez pledge teammates he will make WC squad

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Monday, May 26, 2014

MONTEVIDEO - Uruguay star striker Luis Suarez took to Twitter on Saturday to pledge to his teammates 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.








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