Wednesday, 11th June, 2014

Uruguay winger Cristian Rodriguez has revealed that his compatriot Luis Suarez is working extra hard to be fit for the World Cup.

The Liverpool striker underwent keyhole surgery on the meniscus in his left knee on 22nd May amidst speculation that he may miss the showpiece event in Brazil.

However, Suarez has already returned to training with the Uruguay squad, and Rodriguez insists that the 27-year-old is working overtime to return to action at the World Cup.

"He is very focused. He is working in double and triple shifts and we hope to have him with us soon", he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Uruguay, who are in Group D, will begin their World Cup campaign against Costa Rica on Saturday before facing England and Italy on 19th and 24th June respectively.  


And La Celeste manager Oscar Tabarez explained that Suarez is "responding very well" to his training programme, but refused to put a time-frame on the striker’s return to action.

"As we have no set deadlines, I don't know if we'll have him for the first match, for the second, for the third”, he said.

"If it were up to me, Suarez would play tomorrow."

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