The Liverpool striker had surgery on a knee injury on Thursday but both he and the Uruguayan Football Association are confident he will be fit to make his mark in BrazilUruguay striker Luis Suarez has allayed fears he could miss the World Cup following knee surgery and insists he will be fit for this summer's tournament in Brazil.
The Liverpool hitman went under the knife to correct a meniscus injury on Thursday but the Uruguayan Football Association are confident "he is not ruled out".
Suarez posted a message on Twitter later that day to thank fans for their good-will messages, and on Saturday afternoon he reiterated his determination to turn out for his country in Brazil.
My dream remains intact. I will be there. #WorldCup #allin or nothing https://t.co/s05SkqJ1tW — Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) May 24, 2014
Thank you very much for the messages of support, love and encouragement throughout the day! The strength that my loved ones give me... (1/2)— Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) May 22, 2014
...will make me work hard to reach the World Cup. My family and I are very grateful to all of you!! (2/2) pic.twitter.com/DJDsQy3hsr— Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez) May 22, 2014
Uruaguy kicks off its World Cup against Costa Rica on June 14, before playing England five days later, and Italy five days after that.