Luis Suarez and Uruguay train in Ekaterinburg for World Cup opener

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Luis Suarez and Uruguay team-mates train on pitch in Ekaterinburg as they prepare for World Cup opener

  • Luis Suarez has a controversial history when it comes to the World Cup
  • The third chapter will begin on Friday when Suarez’s Uruguay take on Egypt
  • Uruguay trained at the Ekaterinburg Stadium – where the game will take place

Luis Suarez has a colourful, controversial history when it comes to the World Cup – and the third chapter will begin on Friday.

Suarez will lead the line as Uruguay take on Egypt in Group A, their opening game and the second match of the tournament in Russia. 

Uruguay trained on the pitch at the Ekaterinburg Stadium – where the game, kicking off at 1pm UK time, will take place – on Thursday afternoon.

Luis Suarez has a colourful, controversial history when it comes to the World Cup

Luis Suarez has a colourful, controversial history when it comes to the World Cup

The third chapter will begin on Friday when Suarez's Uruguay take on Egypt in Group A

The third chapter will begin on Friday when Suarez’s Uruguay take on Egypt in Group A

Uruguay trained  at the Ekaterinburg Stadium - where the game will take place - on Thursday

Uruguay trained at the Ekaterinburg Stadium – where the game will take place – on Thursday

The Uruguay squad features several recognisable faces to fans of European football, such as Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin and PSG striker Edinson Cavani.

They were all put through their paces on Thursday with shuttle runs and technique drills, as they look to live up to their tag of favourites to top Group A.

Suarez is the star of the team however, as the Barcelona striker looks to have a World Cup more notable for his football rather than controversy.

The Uruguay squad features several recognisable faces, such as PSG striker Edinson Cavani

The Uruguay squad features several recognisable faces, such as PSG striker Edinson Cavani

Cavani takes part in a training drill as the Uruguay team get put through their paces

Cavani takes part in a training drill as the Uruguay team get put through their paces

In 2010, Suarez gained notoriety for deliberately handling a goal-bound header on the line during Uruguay’s quarter final against Ghana.

Ghana missed the resulting penalty and Suarez celebrated as he was ushered down the tunnel. Uruguay went on to win the match on penalties.

Then in 2014, Suarez was banned from football for four months after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during their group stage clash. 

Suarez however remains a star for Uruguay – and his fans will hope he can light up Friday’s game against the Egyptians.

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