Barcelona striker Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay's friendlies against Poland and Austria in November in an attempt to fully recover from a knee problem which he's been suffering from since August.
Suarez was ruled out for a month after injuring his knee in the Spanish Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid but returned within two weeks to play for Uruguay in World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay.
Since then, he's played eight games for Barca and two more for Uruguay, helping them qualify for...
Lionel Messi became the all-time leading scorer in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday night, though he was quickly joined by Luis Suarez.
Argentina's World Cup hopes were already in jeopardy when the night began and they went on concede within 38 seconds, but Messi rallied them back with a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes.
The first strike moved into a tied with his countryman Hernan Crespo and Uruguay's Suarez on 19, and the 20th of his career soon after gave him the record.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has dismissed reports that Barcelona's Luis Suarez will need knee surgery and expects him to play in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia.
Tabarez' side are second in the CONMEBOL standings and assured of at least a playoff spot, with the top four teams qualifying directly.
Recent reports in Spain said Suarez had agreed with his club to have a cyst removed from his right knee in November, meaning he would be unavailable if Uruguay had to take part in a playoff.