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Jun 6, 2014

Big results require big ambitions. Winston Churchill

It's strange isn't it? The one player whose fitness mattered the most for you, whose form concerned you for the whole season, is the one you would be hoping to be injured! That might be how Liverpool fans might be feeling now. At least they are hoping that he miss the England match. Luis Suárez who is recovering from a knee surgery is expected to be fit for their second group match, against England. He is definite to miss the team's opener against Costa Rica, a match in which Uruguay hardly needs him. Their second match against England could define the destiny for both the team. So the "Group of Death" which features three former World Champions may in the end depend on whether a little Uruguayan named Luis Suárez recovers from injury in time.

Whether Group D in 2014 FIFA World Cup can be termed the "Group of Death" is an unnecessary question! There is no other Group which is this tough. Mazy be it's the most difficult "Group of Death" in the recent World Cup. Being clubbed with three former World Champions in a dog fight, one can't help feel pity for the fourth team in Group - Costa Rica. Most probably each of the big three will go all out against them as goal difference could become crucial in the end to decide the group. Out of the three big South American nations, Uruguay has always been considered a lightweight compared to Brazil and Argentina. But this Uruguayan side have changed that perception in the last couple of tournaments. The current Copa America Champions have done weill than both Argentina and Brazil in the 2010 world cup. And they will be looking to carry on that good form.

The squad list announced by Uruguayan coach Oscar Tabarez for the 2014 World Cup is:

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Rodrigo Muñoz, Martín Silva.
Defenders: Diego Lugano, Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jorge Fucile, Maxi Pereira, José María Giménez, Martín Cáceres.
Midfielders: Walter Gargano, Álvaro Pereira, Cristian Rodríguez, Egidio Arévalo Ríos, Gastón Ramírez, Álvaro González.
Forwards: Abel Hernández, Luis Suárez, Diego Forlán, Christian Stuani, Edinson Cavani.

Uruguay has a very good squad in terms of talent and form. Even though one could argue that the midfield is a considered middle weight compared to fellow contenders. But then that small issue is brilliantly negated by that extra-ordinary attack line consisting of Cavani, Luis Saurez and Diego Forlan. The reinforcement for the already settled starting eleven is a point of concern. One injury could put them in trouble and more than one could simply sink the ship. Luis Saurez, especially considering the current form would be the marquee players and they may not be in a position to miss his service especially from the second match onwards. It has to be seen how well he recover from the surgery, which is a very tricky surgery to deal with in the first place. How far Uruguay could go may depend on how soon Saurez recovers. If he is available, there could be nothing which stop the Uruguayans from dreaming of the ultimate Glory.

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