World Cup Russia 2018


Luis Suarez scores on international return for Uruguay against Brazil

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Luis Suarez hadn't played for Uruguay since the World Cup in 2014, after *that* incident with Giorgio Chiellini.

Last night he made his comeback in a World Cup qualifier against Brazil - and of course he scored.

A full 640 days after his last appearance, the Barcelona ace was on hand to rescue a point for his side in the race to make it to Russia in 2018.

Brazil had raced into an early lead in Recife as they looked to leapfrog rivals Argentina, who had beaten Chile 2-1 the previous night.

Douglas Costa opened the scoring after just a minute from a Willian assist, and then the Seleção took full control with just 26 minutes on the clock as Renato Augusto slotted home.

Edinson Cavani cut the lead in half before half-time, and not long after the break it was Suarez, who has 26 goals in La Liga this season, that levelled things up.


The former Liverpool man broke through the Brazilian defence on the left hand side and fired a fierce shot from a tight angle beyond Alisson in goal, who got a hand to the ball but couldn't stop it from hitting the back of the net.

The result means Uruguay are still above Brazil in the South American World Cup qualifying group. Óscar Tabárez's side are in second on ten points behind Ecuador, while Brazil are in third on eight points.

Argentina, who also have eight points, are back in fifth by virtue of goal difference behind Paraguay. 

Next up for Uruguay is a home tie against Peru, while Brazil will go on the road to take on Paraguay. 

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