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Uruguay Ace Luis Suarez Says He Will Be Fit To Face England

Anfield ace Luis Suarez ready to take on England and boost Uruguay’s 2014 FIFA World Cup challenge.

Luis Suarez says he is 100% fit and will be ready to face England in Uruguay’s crunch Group D match on Thursday at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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The Liverpool forward had minor knee surgery towards the end of May, and missed his country’s surprise 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica on Saturday, but says he is back in contention to play.

“At no time did I think I was going to miss the World Cup,” Suarez is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.

“I did not miss any days of my recovery.

“And if I play [against England], it is because I am 100 per cent.

“I know all the players in the England team, either as team-mates or opponents.

“They have defensive deficiencies that I can exploit, but I will not say in front of the media how to do so.

“We have to move forward with strong character. Trust us.”

Suarez’s return will be a huge boost for Uruguay, who were devastated to lose to Costa Rica with fixtures against England and Italy to come – matches which in theory are tougher on paper.

Without the Liverpool star in the team, Uruguay laboured in attack, and in their struggle to link play with a passing game, they found themselves frequently launching long balls up towards Edinson Cavani up front.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker is a wonderful striker, but far from a target man, and Suarez’s ability to create chances on his own could prove invaluable.

While Suarez claims he is at 100% fitness, it remains to be seen whether he makes the starting XI or only the bench.

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