Updated: Friday, 20 June 2014 00:47 | By Agence France-Presse

Suarez starts for Uruguay against England

Uruguay named fit-again striker Luis Suarez in the starting line-up to face England on Thursday as they try to get their World Cup campaign back on track.

Suarez starts for Uruguay against England

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez attends a training session in the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 18, 2014, on the eve of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group D football match between Uruguay and England - by Ben Stansall

Liverpool's Suarez, last season's Premier League top-scorer, will partner Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani up front after recovering from knee surgery last month.

Diego Godin got the nod as captain after regular skipper and fellow defender Diego Lugano was ruled out with a knee problem.

Both Uruguay and England lost their opening Group D games, meaning Thursday's clash in Sao Paulo could be pivotal to their chances.

England will name their team closer to the match's 1900GMT kick-off.


Fernando Muslera; Martin Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin (capt), Alvaro Pereira; Alvaro Gonzalez, Egidio Arevalo Rios, Nicolas Lodeiro, Cristian Rodriguez; Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez

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