Suarez keeps momentum rolling

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Liverpool players enjoyed a mainly successful international weekend, with Luis Suarez getting the ball rolling on Friday night with Uruguay.

The striker scored after three minutes in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia, helping his side to a 4-2 victory in Montevideo and putting his country firmly on the road to Brazil in South America.

Summer signing Sebastian Coates watched from the substitutes bench as Óscar Tabárez's side went second in the standings after round one, with only Argentina bettering their result in a 4-1 win over Chile.

Stewart Downing also enjoyed success on Friday nigh, coming off the bench for England in a 2-2 draw against Montenegro in their Euro 2012 qualifier.

The result confirmed the Three Lions place in next summer's championships in Ukraine,a tournament which skipper Steven Gerrard will also be hoping to make an impact for his country.

Dirk Kuyt will also be hoping to play a role in the competition for Holland, and the versatile wide-man played 90 minutes in a comfortable 1-0 win over Moldova in Group E. The Dutch had already qualified as winners of their group.


Craig Bellamy also enjoyed success with Wales, and whilst the Red Dragon will not be competing in the showpiece event of 2012, Bellamy was on hand to play 90 minutes for his country in the 2-0 win over Switzerland in Swansea.

Martin Skrtel endured defeat with Slovakia against Russia, whilst Pepe Reina didn't feature for reigning champions Spain, watching from the bench as his side completed a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic.

Next up is Scotland, for whom Charlie Adam will play in the crucial clash on Tuesday night after a 1-0 win in Liechtenstein. The summer signing played 76 minutes for Craig Levein's side.

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