Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is keen to redeem himself with Uruguay at the 2018 World Cup following the shambles created by him during the previous tournament in Brazil. The marksman was banned for a biting incident on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the group stage of the previous World Cup and this eventually hampered Uruguay, who lost out to Colombia in the round of 16 stage.
Uruguay have gone a period of revival over the past four years and during this stage, they have shown vast improvement in terms of performances. The South American nation had required playoffs in each of their previous four qualifying campaigns and there has been a particular exception this time around with Uruguay finishing second behind Brazil in the qualifier standings.
Prior to this summer’s World Cup, Suarez still has to concentrate on his job at hand with Barcelona and he will be aiming to wrap up a domestic double this month. The Blaugrana have already clinched the Copa del Rey title following a 5-0 hammering of Sevilla and they can reclaim the La Liga crown this weekend when they take on struggling Deportivo at A Coruna.
Should they beat Deportivo, Barcelona will have claimed their seventh La Liga crown in the past 10 years but there would still be a sense of frustration in the club’s ranks considering arch-rivals Real Madrid are finding their success in Europe. Los Blancos have won the last two Champions League crowns and they are currently favourites to lift the European title for the third straight year.