Luis Suarez on the verge of TEARS while on the substitutes bench after Hwang Hee-chan’s late strike for South Korea against Portugal condemned Uruguay to an early exit despite leading 2-0 over Ghana in the other game
- Luis Suarez was seen crying as Uruguay headed for an early exit despite the victory
- Hwang Hee-chan’s late strike for South Korea condemned Suarez and Uruguay
- After only scoring in their final match, La Celeste exited on goals scored
- However, South Korea had four in the tournament and qualified at their expense
- Click HERE to relive all the action as La Celeste took on Ghana in Group H
Luis Suarez is tearfully on the bench for Uruguay after South Korea’s late goal against Portugal that saw Hwang Hee-Chan’s attack send Uruguay out of the group stage.
Suarez was seen hiding behind his shirt with tears in his eyes as he watched with his side the latest squad heading for a surprise early exit in a week that has seen several high-profile setbacks.
The former Liverpool and Barcelona star assisted Giorgian de Arrascaeta twice to put La Celeste ahead 2-1 against Ghana in their last Group H game, but it was not enough to send Uruguay through in the end.
Luis Suarez was left in tears on the substitute bench as his side headed for a World Cup exit
After a 0-0 draw with South Korea in their opening match and a 2-0 defeat to Portugal, Uruguay were eliminated as they had scored fewer goals.
His side were 2-0 up against a Ghanaian side seeking revenge after their infamous clash in the quarter-finals against South Africa in 2010.
Ghana finally lost on the night after Asamoah Gyan’s missed penalty kick after Suarez was sent off for deflecting a shot with his hand off the line, before celebrating from the tunnel when Gyan’s shot hit in the last second of the match against the bar collided.
The Uruguayan striker watched from the bench as his team left the tournament limping
However, instead of sympathizing with the legendary striker, fans on Twitter were quick to express their glee.
One viewer wrote, “The fact that Suarez is crying is revenge enough for me. Siato.’
Another added: “Seeing Suarez cry makes me happy.”
A third claimed, “Feels even sweeter to see Suarez cry,” with two laughing emojis.
He couldn’t watch La Celeste slide closer to elimination based on goals scored
And a fourth wrote: “There aren’t many better views in world football than to see Suarez cry.”
The 35-year-old has long held the status of one of football’s most notorious pantomime villains, taking on famed Italian Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.
Suarez probably played in his last World Cup, having spent several years alongside Edinson Cavani mastering his country’s two-pronged force, appearing in four finals.
More to follow.