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World Cup 2022: Uruguay’s Top Players

Luis Suarez is still one of the world’s best strikers and for Uruguay, the 35-year-old still packs a big punch. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the 2022 World Cup.

Luis Suarez: Oldies but Goldies

It’s no surprise that Luis Suarez is already on the list of elite strikers after the magical career he had. The people who have played with him always praise him to be the best striker they have ever seen because he’s a world-class finisher.

Uruguay Top Players
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He has a strong goal-scoring ability and quickly establishes a rapport with his teammates. Even during the Messi and Ronaldo eras, the striker was able to win the European Golden Boot with his former club Liverpool. He scored 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax before signing with the Reds in the Premier League.

After three amazing seasons spent in England, he moved to Barcelona in 2014. In the 2015/16 season, the 35-year-old was also the top scorer in La Liga. He scored 198 goals in 283 appearances for Barcelona before moving to Atletico Madrid in 2020.

Suarez recently announced that he would not return to Atletico Madrid after winning LaLiga with the club two seasons ago. With Ajax, Inter Milan, and Aston Villa all trying to sign the Uruguayan superstar, he finally decided to return to Nacional, the team where it all began. Sixteen years later, Luis Suarez arrived back home in Uruguay, and this time the Uruguayan has not traveled for holidays or for the national team, but to stay.

Suarez went on as a substitute in his first match since returning to Nacional, but couldn’t help his Uruguayan club avoid a 1-0 home loss to Brazil’s Atletico Goianiense. The veteran striker has scored 68 goals in 132 matches for the national team and he’s ready to lead Uruguay’s attacking line in the World cup soccer 2022. If you’re betting online, you should back him to score at least once at the World Cup odds.

Darwin Nunez: Rising Star

Darwin Nunez’s first season with Benfica was a tough one, but Nunez being Nunez was determined to become the best. In 2019, he made his debut for Uruguay’s first team, in a season where he became the best player in the Portuguese league alongside his Liverpool teammate Luis Diaz.

After finishing top goalscorer in the Portuguese top-flight, Nunez joined one of the biggest clubs in the world, Liverpool, and impressed Jurgen Klopp in the Champions League when the two teams played each other last season. An incredible and inspirational journey so far, but there is more to come.

Nunez is a modern striker with an imposing frame that marks him out from Liverpool’s other forwards. Nunez’s link-up play is an area of his game that requires improvement, he completed only 57 percent of his passes in the Champions League last season, but his physical stature makes him an effective outlet for long passes. He made his debut for Liverpool in the club’s 3–1 win over Manchester City in the Community Shield. He won a penalty, which was converted by Mohamed Salah, and scored his first goal for the club with a close-range header in the fourth minute of stoppage time. We expect him to score many goals for the Reds and we will include him in our soccer picks and parlays.

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Uruguay World Cup Expectations

Uruguay holds the coveted feat of winning the first World Cup in 1930. It repeated that glory upon the tournament’s resumption in 1950 after World War II. Despite not being amongst the favorites to win the trophy, they still present a challenge for the World Cup crown.

Uruguay is not necessarily short on talent, either. Tottenham’s midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, Fenerbahce’s Diego Rossi, and Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez are 25, 24, and 23, respectively. Combine that with players like Ronald Araujo, Federico Valverde, and the experience attacking duo Suarez and Edinson Cavani, Uruguay is a side to keep an eye on.

They were drawn in Group into Group H together with Portugal, Ghana, and South Korea and they are second favorites to win their group being priced at -200 with the latest soccer odds and at +230 to reach the quarter-finals.

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