The Uruguay star seems to make headlines on a regular basis, both good and bad, but there is no denying he is key to their hopes of having a good World CupThere are many stars in the Uruguay team but the brightest of them all is Luis Suarez. The likes of Edinson Cavani, Diego Godin and Fernando Muslera are crucial, but Suarez is the one that transforms the South American side into one capable of matching anyone on their day.
When he sat out their World Cup opener against Costa Rica, Uruguay slumped to a shock 3-1 loss despite taking the lead. They looked lacklustre and lost without their talisman and Player of Passion, who couldn't come off the bench despite being named on it.
But he returned in time to start against England in their second Group D game and immediately made a world of difference. Suarez was clearly half-fit and did not do much for most of the game, but drew upon his Inner Steel when it mattered most.
Suarez again started the final game against Italy and tormented their defence, only to be denied twice by the brilliance of goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. He played his part as Uruguay prevailed 1-0 to seal progress to the Round of 16 and for his vital contributions, is deservedly the Gillette Player of Steel for Group C.
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