Buenos Aires: Uruguay should be feared at next year's World Cup in Brazil because they have the world’s best striker in Luis Suarez and the self-belief to overcome big obstacles, former captain Enzo Francescoli said on Friday.
The twice world champions are in a tough section with former winners Italy and England, plus Costa Rica, in Group D. “A World Cup isn’t easy... But Uruguay are in good shape and it won’t be easy for the teams who have to play them,” Francescoli said.
“It’s also going to be complicated by the places where they are going to play. They have to go to places that are hot and humid despite it being winter, but Uruguay have shown they can surpass themselves,” the former midfielder said.
“Uruguay have very good attackers like Luis (Suarez) and (Paris St Germain’s Edinson) Cavani, although I think Luis is the best in that position,” Francescoli said.
Suarez is the English Premier League’s top scorer with 19 goals in 13 appearances so far this season. (Reuters)