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Edinson Cavani’s header eight minutes from time from Jonathan Rodriguez’s cross propelled Uruguay on Monday above Chile and into, what looks on paper at least, an easier last eight challenge against Peru.
Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez felt Luis Suarez did not look like a man who had just missed a month with a knee injury as the forward made a goalscoring return on Friday.
Barcelona star Luis Suarez was included in Uruguay’s Copa America squad on Thursday despite undergoing knee surgery just three weeks ago.
Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez will remain in charge of Uruguay until the next World Cup after signing a four-year contract extension.
A disappointed Oscar Tabarez conceded that his Uruguay side were second best in their World Cup quarter-final loss to France on Friday, which saw the European side progress to the last four.
Edinson Cavani trained lightly on Thursday, but his coach would not be drawn on whether the Uruguay forward had recovered sufficiently from injury to have a chance of being fit for Friday’s World Cup quarter-final with France.
France coach Didier Deschamps has praised Uruguay ahead of the pair's World Cup quarterfinal in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday, and said his side have prepared as if injured striker Edinson Cavani will play.
Edinson Cavani and Uruguay's medical staff have not given up hope that the forward will at least be available off the the bench for Friday's World Cup quarterfinal with France, ESPN reports.
The build-up to Friday’s quarter-final clash between France and Uruguay has been dominated by individuals, but it may be the South Americans’ almost unbreachable four-man defence which decides the result.
Luis Suarez is confident Uruguay can nullify the threat from France's teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, as they prepare for their World Cup quarter-final clash later this week.
The result had a number of repercussions for all teams in Group A as hosts Russia will join the South Americans in the round of 16 while Egypt are eliminated along with the Saudis with a game still to play.
Luis Suarez will make his 100th international appearance for Uruguay on Wednesday after being named in the starting XI for their second World Cup match against Saudi Arabia in Rostov.
Luis Suarez has “matured a great deal” and is primed to lead Uruguay’s assault on the World Cup, coach Oscar Tabarez said on the eve of their opening game in Russia.
The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday, confirmed 35 out of the 38 nominees of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for appointment as Commissioners and Special Advisers in the state.
A former Minister of Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has accused the National Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, of personally refusing to submit his name as the governorship candidate of the party in the March 9, 2019 election.
The Chairman, Senate committee on Judiciary, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, on Monday said the Senate will partner with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to ensure that owners of copyright get adequate reward for their labour.
The United States of America has sought the support of the Akwa Ibom State Government to fight HIV/AIDs and other diseases in the next one year.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia, the Serie A champions have confirmed, and his status for the club's league opener is unknown.
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, on Friday said recommendations of the committee on sale of public assets may be tested in the court in a bid to get justice for the people of the state.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, yesterday rallied the people behind his agenda for reforms and paradigm shift in governance, calling the 2019 election a referendum that saw people choose development and prudence over waste and underdevelopment.
The police in Benue State yesterday confirmed the release of a telecom entrepreneur, Mercy Gabriel, who was kidnapped at Obu Branch in Otukpa, Ogbadibo LGA of the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerian youths that plenty opportunities will be made available in the areas of technology, manufacturing, agriculture, among others for them to earn decent living.
Former Enugu Rangers assistant coach, Tope Bulus, has emerged as the choice of MFM Football Club of Lagos as replacement for Fidelis Ilechukwu who has moved to Heartland of Owerri.