Never one to hide his true feelings, Luis Suarez cut a frustrated figure during Uruguay’s 1-0 defeat to Venezuela in Thursday’s night Copa America clash in Philadelphia.
Despite watching from the bench and listed as an (unavailable) injured player for the game, the Barcelona star still thought he could make a sub appearance, and he didn’t take the news that he couldn’t play too well.
West Brom’s Salomon Rondon scored the only goal of the game for Venezuela and with 15 minutes too go, a frustrated Suarez warmed up and prepared himself for an expected cameo role.
However, Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez explained he wasn’t eligible, with Suarez punching the perspex dugout in anger…
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While Suarez has enjoyed monumental success with Barcelona, his national side have struggled in recent years, not helped in the 2014 World Cup by the striker’s infamous bite on Giorgio Chiellini, a crazy act which saw the former Liverpool man miss out on last year’s edition of Copa America.
Now, Uruguay once again have failed to deliver the goods, dumped out at the group stages when they really should be doing better.