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Suarez insists he will be right to play against team-mates

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On Tuesday afternoon, respected Uruguayan newspaper Ovacion provided an update on the fitness of Luis Suarez and it wasn’t great news from the perspective of the South American side.

Ovacion revealed that Luis Suarez will definitely not make Uruguay’s opening World Cup game against Costa Rica on June 14, 2014.

They added that an appearance against England would be “difficult,” while the Reds forward could expect a place on the bench against Italy.

That gloomy forecast has now been challenged by the Guardian on Wednesday, who detail a sunnier outlook on Suarez’s rehabilitation. Dominic Fifield writes:

Luis Suarez has sent text messages to club-mates at Liverpool confirming he will be fit to play against England at the World Cup finals, despite the forward having required arthroscopic surgery on a knee injury in Montevideo last week.

Suarez has five Liverpool club-mates in Roy Hodgson’s full squad – Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling – with Jon Flanagan on the standby list and the Uruguayan has been in contact with them, offering an indication he will be fit for the game at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

Written by Steve Milne

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