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Suarez: I Would Never Miss The World Cup

Uruguay and Liverpool star Luis Suarez claims he never once considered missing the World Cup in Brazil, despite his knee injury.

The prolific striker said his confidence is what has given him strength in the face of recovering from the painful meniscus injury, for which he underwent surgery two weeks ago.

"Emotionally, I’ve felt fine. Psychologically, I’ve been spectacular," Suarez told The Guardian.

"At no time did I feel pressured, at no time have I felt sad because at no point did I think there was a chance of me missing the World Cup.

"The thought never went through my mind. I could have really cried because of this injury but I didn’t because I knew. I knew.

"When the doctor first spoke to me, three little tears fell, but no more. My wife said, 'I can’t believe how strong you're being,' but I knew I’d make it."

However, Suarez isn't entirely sure in which World Cup match he will make his return.

"What you don’t know is how the knee will react," he added.

"Today, I could say to you: 'Yeah, I'll make it to the first game'. Or, 'No, I prefer to wait for the second or the third.'"

Uruguay will be playing in Group D against England, Italy and Costa Rica, with their first match at 21:00 on 14 June against Costa Rica.

For all the World Cup fixtures, please check our World Cup page.

Do you think Suarez can have an impact at the World cup despite his injury? Have your say in the comments section below.

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