Luis Luis: Sharp Footed Suarez

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Amidst all the transfer talk surrounding every forward and his dog at this year’s Copa America, it’s refreshing to see one man staying exactly where he is and firing in goals for his country in the process.

Those keeping an eye on the online football betting markets will not be surprised to have seen the lack of goals from Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and Diego Forlan given their immediate futures are far from sorted.

Luis Suarez on the other hand has been in fine form for his country bagging both goals in Uruguay’s semi final victory over Peru on Tuesday night.

The Liverpool forward has been on a blistering run of form since he joined the Anfield club in January, capping his first six months with a memorable destruction of Fulham on a balmy night in May.

The former Ajax man will go into Sunday’s final against Paraguay as the man to watch and will almost certainly be the shortest priced player in the first goalscorer markets.

Yet despite the forward’s best efforts to fire his side to what would be their 15th Copa America title, the goals have been sparse from elsewhere in the side.

Despite scoring in every round of the competition, Uruguay have mustered just six goals so will again rely on Suarez to find the net against Paraguay.


Away from the sharp footed forward and his undoubted goalscoring ability, two interesting facts about Uruguay’s opponents Paraguay are quick to jump out.

The first (and irrelevant stat) being that despite their close proximity and similar sounding names, Paraguay and Uruguay do not actually border each other.

The second and far more important fact is that having drawn all five of their matches so far, Paraguay can become the first side to ever win a major tournament without winning a game if they beat Uruguay on penalties on Sunday night.

It almost makes us want the game to end goalless for history to be made. But the Paraguayans will have to stop Luis Suarez if they have any desires of making it.

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