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Suarez warns Portugal: “We grow in the tournament’

With three victories and no tegendoelpunt, Uruguay is convincingly placed for the eighth-finals of the world cup.

Striker Luis Suarez

Not the topspitsen Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, but especially the defense under the leadership of Diego Godin so far a great impression in Russia. ,,The holy grail in football is the word ‘balance’, there is everything”, teaches coach Oscar Tabarez, who is the national team since 2006 under his care.

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Uruguay won group A of Egypt (1-0), Saudi Arabia (1-0) and host Russia (3-0). ,,We have large numbers won, but I’m especially happy that we have no goal against have been given,” says the 71-year-old Tabarez. ,,We work constantly to balance in the team. We can attack because the back is well defended, and they have the balls to conquer.”

Saturday awaits in the quarter-final in Sochi with a duel with European champion Portugal, the team of Cristiano Ronaldo. ,,One mistake can now be fatal”, so Suarez. ,,But we grow in the tournament.”

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