Luis Suarez and Uruguay team mates train get used to pitch in Ekaterinburg as they prepare for World Cup opener
- Luis Suarez has a controversial history when it comes to the World Cup
- The third chapter will begin on Friday when Suarez’s Uruguay take on Egypt
- Uruguay trained at the Ekaterinburg Stadium – where the game will take place
Luis Suarez has a colourful, controversial history when it comes to the World Cup – and the third chapter will begin on Friday.
Uruguay trained on the pitch at the Ekaterinburg Stadium – where the game, kicking off at 1pm UK time, will take place – on Thursday afternoon.
Luis Suarez has a colourful, controversial history when it comes to the World Cup
The third chapter will begin on Friday when Suarez’s Uruguay take on Egypt in Group A
Uruguay trained at the Ekaterinburg Stadium – where the game will take place – on Thursday
The Uruguay squad features several recognisable faces to fans of European football, such as Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin and PSG striker Edinson Cavani.
They were all put through their paces on Thursday with shuttle runs and technique drills, as they look to live up to their tag of favourites to top Group A.
Suarez is the star of the team however, as the Barcelona striker looks to have a World Cup more notable for his football rather than controversy.
The Uruguay squad features several recognisable faces, such as PSG striker Edinson Cavani
Cavani takes part in a training drill as the Uruguay team get put through their paces
In 2010, Suarez gained notoriety for deliberately handling a goal-bound header on the line during Uruguay’s quarter final against Ghana.
Ghana missed the resulting penalty and Suarez celebrated as he was ushered down the tunnel. Uruguay went on to win the match on penalties.
Then in 2014, Suarez was banned from football for four months after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during their group stage clash.
Suarez however remains a star for Uruguay – and his fans will hope he can light up Friday’s game against the Egyptians.
Author: Nancy Parker
Nancy Parker is a five time Emmy Award winning journalist and seven time Emmy nominee who has spent almost twenty five years covering news in South Louisiana. She has anchored every prime time newscast at WVUE FOX8 during her twenty year tenure in New Orleans.