It will be a great shame for football fans around the globe not to witness one of the greatest players in the world right now, Luis Suarez. Copa America 2015 predictions will be hard to make without one of the best players in the world but it will still be a fantastic event. Nevertheless, it would be made even better by the presence of the most tenacious striker playing the game today.
Suarez is still having to deal with the consequences of his famous bite against Chiellini, during last year’s World Cup knockout phase, which saw himbanned from the rest of the tournament. Suarez was subsequently handed a ban that saw him unavailable for club football until November of 2014.
Suarez struggled for form when he first returned from suspension, as the Barcelona team struggled to combine their strike-force of Messi, Neymar and Suarez. Any flaws in the Barcelona attack were quickly remedied, as Barcelona went on to win a treble of trophies this year, with Suarez being instrumental in many key victories.
Fans of the game will have to satisfy themselves by watching Suarez’s attacking partners in Messi and Neymar. With both of these players in such great form, it will be a perfect condolence for those hoping to see Suarez perform.
Uruguay are still a fantastic team without Suarez and can draw on attacking options such as Edison Cavani to lead their attack. Uruguay won the tournament in 2011 and in the process claimed the record for the most number of wins. They will be desperate to reclaim their prize and they have one of the strongest squads to achieve it.
Until Suarez finishes his nine game international ban, Uruguay will need to rely on teamwork and utilising their other leaders on the pitch. Hopefully Suarez has put his troubles behind him and in the future he will be back on the international stage and proving why he is one of the best attacking players in the game today.