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World Cup Face Off: Suarez versus Gerrard

World Cup Face Off: Suarez versus Gerrard

World Cup Face Off: Suarez versus Gerrard

We look at the World Cup prospects for some Premier League team mates who will be on opposite teams during Brazil 2014. Which Premier League team mate will finish on top?

Who are the players?

Steven Gerrard has won over 100 caps for England and is captain of the national team. He normally plays in central midfield where he has scored more than 20 goals for England and over 100 goals for Liverpool. Gerrard has played for Liverpool for all of his career. 

Luis Suarez has won more than 70 caps for Uruguay and is his country's leading all time goalscorer with 39 goals (January 2014). Suarez plays as a forward and can play as the main target man or as a second striker. He is a prolific goalscorer and has scored more than 50 goals in less than 100 games for Liverpool. 

How important are the players to their national teams?

Luis Suarez is without doubt the star of this Uruguayan team. With fellow striker Edinson Cavani (PSG), Suarez will be expected to score the goals to get Uruguay out of this difficult World Cup group.

Steven Gerrard is the captain of England and the younger players will look to him for leadership and encouragement. England will look to his experience of previous big tournaments to give England the edge in a tough group

Do they have any weaknesses?

Both Suarez and Gerrard are world class players so there are very few weaknesses. But Gerrard will be 34 during the World Cup and he is not as quick as he used to be. Suarez's temperament has been questioned in the past and he has a habit of picking up yellow cards.

What is our prediction?

This is a very difficult match to predict. Uruguay are the favourites because they are the seeded team in the group (the other two teams are Italy and Costa Rica). England qualified for Brazil by finishing top of their group with no defeats in 10 matches but Uruguay needed to win a play off against Jordan to reach the finals in Brazil. If Suarez is on form then Uruguay will score, but will it be enough?We predict that Gerrard will captain England to a 2-1 win with Suarez scoring for Uruguay.

When and where is the match?

The match is on June 19th at 2100 GMT in the 65,807 capacity Arena de Sao Paulo.

Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez celebrate together

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Denis2000's picture
Denis2000
25/08/2023
BY
690
points

Suarez defeated England


Denis2000's picture
Denis2000
25/08/2023 08:33
Belarus
Tottenham Hotspur
690

Suarez defeated England

hsn's picture
hsn
22/01/2023
TR
5527
points

She's given her rival the edge by losing many sets in tennis match.Her nervous temperament might be one of reasons.


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hsn
22/01/2023 17:06
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5527

She's given her rival the edge by losing many sets in tennis match.Her nervous temperament might be one of reasons.

Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
31/05/2021
BR
1512
points

Suarez had a stunnishing performance for Uruguay. And it was a very excited match.


Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
31/05/2021 19:33
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

Suarez had a stunnishing performance for Uruguay. And it was a very excited match.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
19/06/2020
TR
6510
points

England had a better squad than Uruguay.


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mobeckham
19/06/2020 17:23
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

England had a better squad than Uruguay.

Talapker's picture
Talapker
28/01/2017
KZ
205
points

The both player are great star of the World football.


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Talapker
28/01/2017 14:11
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

The both player are great star of the World football.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Uruguay's win was somewhat deserved because England didn't do enough


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 23:00
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Uruguay's win was somewhat deserved because England didn't do enough

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Shuarez is a strong striker who is very important for the Uruguayan team


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 22:59
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Shuarez is a strong striker who is very important for the Uruguayan team

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Gerrard contribution has been phenomenon for the English team


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 22:58
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Gerrard contribution has been phenomenon for the English team

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Two very gifted players


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
18/06/2016 22:56
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Two very gifted players

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
20/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I had supposed Brazil would win but they didn't.


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HakanUslu1881
20/03/2016 18:33
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I had supposed Brazil would win but they didn't.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
20/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I think Uruguay will win but it will be a difficult match.


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HakanUslu1881
20/03/2016 18:31
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I think Uruguay will win but it will be a difficult match.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
29/02/2016
PS
3705
points

Uraguay did not deserve the win.


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assemjuve
29/02/2016 17:42
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Uraguay did not deserve the win.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
27/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Suarez proved his talent in many clubs, in Ajax, L'pool and now in Barcelona but he can't compare with Steven Gerrard's persistance, dedication and the role of leader he had in his home town. Also he left his heart on the pitch every time he entered the Anfield Road. He's a legend, not a promising player.


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aragorn1986
27/11/2015 19:50
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Suarez proved his talent in many clubs, in Ajax, L'pool and now in Barcelona but he can't compare with Steven Gerrard's persistance, dedication and the role of leader he had in his home town. Also he left his heart on the pitch every time he entered the Anfield Road. He's a legend, not a promising player.

SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
20/06/2014
PK
0
points

Suarez's Uruguay


SajidaXI's picture
SajidaXI
20/06/2014 14:52
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

Suarez's Uruguay

casena
20/06/2014
SD
1
points

i predict that Uruguay win 2-1 and luis suariz will score the second goal !!


casena
20/06/2014 12:06
Sudan
Manchester United
1

i predict that Uruguay win 2-1 and luis suariz will score the second goal !!

raulito
05/06/2014
0
points

really hard to predict a result in this match,both team have great squads and of course uruguay is the seeded team but england have lot of strengh and movement in the pitch,so I guess the match will finish drawn 2-2 with both players,Suarez and Gerard scoring for their teams.


raulito
05/06/2014 01:38


0

really hard to predict a result in this match,both team have great squads and of course uruguay is the seeded team but england have lot of strengh and movement in the pitch,so I guess the match will finish drawn 2-2 with both players,Suarez and Gerard scoring for their teams.

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