Wednesday, 20th November, 2013

Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates has not yet given up on his dream of representing Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Coates has been ruled out of the entire English domestic season due to a knee problem, but is still clinging onto his hope of featuring next summer and is working hard to make that dream a reality.


The defender explained to his club's official site: "It's quite tough. Especially when you've been there at the beginning and through the qualifying stages, and then you miss the best part as the team are on the brink of qualification, something they'll hopefully achieve.

"What I'm working hard to achieve right now is to get back playing as early as possible, to be able to make myself available for selection to the coach, so that he can decide whether or not I'll make the squad.


"It's down to me to prepare myself the best I can to be ready and available for whenever he decides."

Coates has won 12 senior caps for Uruguay, having made his senior debut for his homeland in 2011.

He helped Uruguay win the 2011 Copa America and was named the Best Young Player at the tournament.

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