Suarez - One man doesn’t make a team

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It would be a huge blow for the South Americans, whose deadly duo of Cavani and Luis Suarez has seen them win every game this tournament. But the header from the Manchester City midfielder was off-target. "On a post by Antonella captioned "#VamosPapi", which means "Go Daddy", people commented saying "Papi is a loser" and "I hope you will tell Messi to play a better match against Nigeria".

Unfortunately, things didn't go to plan for either man with both getting early planes home after their respecitve nations bowed out at the last 16 stage - Argentina bested in a World Cup classic against France and Portugal beaten narrowly by an impressive Uruguay. "Right now, we are only anxious but we don't know how serious the injury really is".

Cavani is now the second highest capped Uruguayan player to feature in World Cup matches with 15, just one behind goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

"But I think we have a really good defense to control him - but not just one player, the (whole) France team". "In the World Cup, it is a different mentality", he said.

Portugal had 61 percent of the possession and four times as many shots at goal as the Uruguyans but Tabarez dismissed possession as a mere statistic and said what mattered was creating and converting chances. Last time in Sochi, he scored a hat-trick against Spain in what was one of Russia World Cup's most spectacular match. With a team with such quality players throughout their squad, particularly up front, the football world couldn't help but feel unfulfilled by the Argentine campaign.

Oscar Tabarez, the Uruguay coach, praised the dedication of the players showed on the pitch. A study will be done and we'll see what can be done. If he terrorizes the Uruguay defense like he did Argentina's - scoring France's third and fourth goals - then he'll start to look like one of the odds frontrunners for the Golden Ball.

Both the former Napoli forward and Suarez missed the first two qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia back in 2015, but Uruguay won those games comfortably, without conceding a goal.

As for the kilometres he ran, he completed more than 34 in the four games played. "We are very sad but that's football", he said while addressing the press.

As he took his leave of the tournament, Ronaldo was in no doubt that Portugal had done the very best they could: "Generally speaking, we can be proud of our efforts". But in five days we have a match and we don't have a lot of time for recovery here.

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