Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

And Uruguay has identified Ronaldo, with four goals so far at Russian Federation 2018, as the biggest threat to their hopes of a place in the last eight.

Ronaldo, the pride of Portugal and Real Madrid, and Suarez, the infamous biter from Uruguay and Barcelona, are on a collision course at this year's Soccer World Cup in Russian Federation.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russian Federation.

- Make your daily picks with ESPN FC Match Predictor 2018! "In planning the match, especially focusing on the opponent and considering the level that every player has, it's all relative. It's a team that has quality".

"Not [Diego] Godin. Nobody".

Uruguay, meanwhile, go into the knockout stages aiming to win their third World Cup, and first since 1950, in Russian Federation. "This is the World Cup and we are playing for our national teams".

"We are in good shape, we have been working together for 12 years and achieving our objectives gradually, little by little", Tabarez said.

"They have great players like we do, but we have the best player in the world", Soares told FIFA.com, with Ronaldo set to equal ex-Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger's record of 38 appearances combined in World Cup finals and European Championships.

Should Cristiano lead his country into the semis, I will be in Moscow by then, waiting for him to win his penultimate battle and come back to the Luzhniki stadium - the place where his solitary header won Portugal their only three points of the tournament against Morocco.

Suarez was frustrated during the opening game against Egypt but appears to be coming to the boil just at the right time - he has managed to avoid any further World Cup controversies so far as well, following 2010's handball and 2014's biting.

Cape Town - Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez are two of the biggest names in football. "If Ronaldo plays alone we will lose", said Santos, whose team have gone 17 games without losing - not including penalty shoot-outs - at an global tournament. "And everybody will try and give their utmost tomorrow as to prevail".

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