WILL COUTINHO FOLLOW SUAREZ?

English Premier League top side Liverpool are reportedly set to fend off attempts by Barcelona to lure Philippe Coutinho to Spain, and follow in the footsteps of Luis Suarez.

The Reds are ready to offer the Brazilian a bumper contract, effectively tying his future to Anfield, according to reports. Coutinho has played a huge role at Liverpool since joining the club. His performances have attracted serious interests from top clubs, with the Blaugrana being among.

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STRIKING FEAR

Uruguay finished fourth in the 2010 World Cup due to some stunning form shown by former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan. However, the nation has regressed inform since the famous 2010 World Cup results.

Their manager Oscar Tabarez has stated that Uruguay will go into the World Cup 2014 looking to make it to the second knockout stage. This will be the major ambition despite possessing the likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in the team. Both these players are regarded as the best strikers in the world right now.

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URUGUAY HIT 5

Uruguay are aiming become the final team to reach the World Cup finals after 5-0 win over Jordan in the first leg of the play-offs.

Uruguay had a disappointing qualifying campaign so far, but they are close to putting that behind them due to the incredible quality at their disposal. Even before the match against Jordan started, they were the favourites to go through and they lived up to this expectation by securing this comfortable victory. Ahead of the second leg, Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez has said that the players should not allow this result to distract them.

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GREAT CHANCE

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has said that the nation should be treating all the remaining World Cup qualifiers with the greatest amount of importance because only then they will be able to reach the 2014 World Cup.

Uruguay come on the back of the 2-1 victory over Peru in the first World Cup qualifying match of September. They will be taking on Columbia, which will be an extremely difficult match on Wednesday. Ahead of this match, Cavani has spoken about the importance of taking a victory from this match in order to confirm they are berth in the World Cup 2014.

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CAVANI HEADS TO PARIS

Edinson Cavani is regarded as one of the best footballers in Uruguay at the moment. He recently proved this by making a £ 55 million move to French club PSG. Prior to the move to PSG, Cavani was wanted by a number of high-profile clubs like Chelsea and Real Madrid.

The move to PSG has made him one of the best paid footballers in the world. The player, though, did not want to move away from Napoli according to his father. The player moved to Napoli back in 2010 from Palermo. Even though he was not extraordinary at Palermo, he become one of the best footballers in the world at Napoli.

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SUAREZ DESERVES PLACE

The Chief Executive of the Professional footballers Association, Gordon Taylor, has said that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez deserves his place in the PFA nominations after a fantastic season.

The Uruguay striker is one among the six candidates for the PFA player of the year award. He has managed to score 20 league goals this season. Even though it has not helped Liverpool get into the top four, it has been extremely important in the club finishing in the top 10 of the table. Suarez, though, has been involved in several controversies recently.

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URUGUAY TEETER ON EDGE

After suffering yet another defeat in the World Cup qualifying matches, Uruguay are in danger of missing out on the FIFA World Cup 2014 despite having a star studded squad that includes the likes of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez.

After the recent 2-0 defeat against Chile, manager Oscar Tabarez said that he is still hopeful that the team can qualify for the showpiece event, which will take place in South America after a long time. Only the top four teams from the South American region qualify automatically for the World Cup, while the fifth placed team has to go through a play-off.

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