BARCELONA | LUIS SUÁREZ
Uruguay release Luis Suárez ahead of Chile friendly
He reached an agreement with coach Tabárez and won't play against Chile. “We won’t have him in the Copa América, it’s good to look at alternatives for playing without him.”
Luis Suárez, the Uruguay forward, will once again be under the command of Luis Enrique, the Barcelona coach, after being released from his national team camp ahead of their friendly against Chile on Tuesday.
The Salto-born striker, who scored on Thursday during Uruguay’s 3-3 draw against Costa Rica, agreed with coach Óscar Washington Tabárez about missing the forthcoming friendly fixture against Jorge Sampaoli’s side that will be held in Santiago.
“We all know what Luis means to us, but we also know that we won’t have him for the Copa América, so it’s good to look at alternatives for playing without him,” said the Uruguay captain Diego Godín.
Luis Suárez was suspended for nine official international matches following his bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup. As such, he will miss the forthcoming edition of the Copa América, which will be held in Chile and will run from 11 June to 4 July.