The second match of CONMEBOL’S three games this international will resume Sunday, with one of the marquee matchups being Uruguay heading to Buenos Aires to face Argentina.
Luis Suarez will be taking on his former FC Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi. The 34-year-old Atlético Madrid forward spoke to the media at his press conference, where AS relayed his comments on facing his friend.
Suarez stated that he’s excited to see former teammates this international window like Messi and Neymar but says that once the ball gets rolling, all that matters is what’s going on in the pitch.
“Obviously, meeting with teammates like Leo and Neymar is nice and it is special, but inside the pitch, there is no friendship that is worth,” Suarez said.
The Atlético Madrid striker is correct, considering Uruguay needs all three points as it’s currently trying to fend off Colombia for the final automatic qualifying spot to the FIFA World Cup next year in Qatar. La Celeste now has 16 points. A loss wouldn’t be ideal as a Colombia win over Brazil would see them leapfrog them.