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Friday 29 May 2015

Luis Suarez: I dreamt of this moment with Uruguay because of all the criticism I've received

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal with physiotherapist Walter Ferreira
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
England fans look dejected in the stands after the game during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
England's Steven Gerrard (left) has a late shot on goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
England fans look dejected in the stands after the game during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez is held aloft after victory over England during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez watches on from the touchline during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
**ALTERNATE CROP** Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira after a coming together with England's Raheem Sterling during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
England's goalkeeper Joe Hart can't stop Uruguay's Luis Suarez's header to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez (left) celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with team-mate Edinson Cavani during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez (left) celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with team-mate Edinson Cavani during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
Uruguay's Luis Suarez (centre) celebrates scoring their first goal of the game during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 19, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. Editorial use only. RESTRICTIONS: No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay is lifted up by teammates in celebration after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay is lifted up by teammates in celebration after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Wayne Rooney of England scores his team's first goal past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Edinson Cavani of Uruguay ackowledges the fans after a 2-1 victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans celebrate as England scores their first goal against Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters cheer after Wayne Rooney scores during their game while watching in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters cheer after Wayne Rooney scores during their game while watching in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as England plays against Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Wayne Rooney of England attempts a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay controls the ball as Raheem Sterling of England gives chase during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans celebrate as England scores their first goal against Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as England is defeated by Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters watch their game in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters cheer after Wayne Rooney scores during their game while watching in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England supporters watch their game while in an English pub in Ipanema on June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England lost to Uruguay 2-1. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans celebrate as England scores their first goal against Uruguay as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their second goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay acknowledges the fans after a 2-1 victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Christian Stuani of Uruguay and Phil Jagielka of England compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay hugs teammate Cristian Rodriguez after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Joe Hart of England makes a save during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look dejected after the team's 2-1 defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: (L-R) Alvaro Pereira, Martin Caceres and Walter Gargano of Uruguay celebrate after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An England fan looks dejected after the team's 2-1 defeat in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Ross Barkley of England controls the ball as Egidio Arevalo Rios of Uruguay gives chase during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay acknowledges the fans after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay speaks to Steven Gerrard of England after England's loss to Uruguay 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after defeating England 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay shoots and scores his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates with his teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans celebrate as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Wayne Rooney of England scores his team's first goal past Fernando Muslera of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Cristian Rodriguez of Uruguay and Glen Johnson of England go up for a header during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit - Pool/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay is challenged by Leighton Baines of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit - Pool/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Alvaro Gonzalez of Uruguay attempts a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit - Pool/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans look on as Uruguay scores their first goal against England as seen on the screen set up at Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Egidio Arevalo Rios of Uruguay and Raheem Sterling of England compete for the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An Uruguay fan cheers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Gary Cahill of England clears the ball against Edinson Cavani of Uruguay during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay (R) celebrates scoring his team's first goal with Alvaro Gonzalez during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Fans of the Uruguay football team with painted faces pose for a photograph outside the the 'Arena de Sao Paulo' stadium shortly before England's match against Uruguay on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. England are scheduled to play their second group game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay later today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay scores his team's first goal past Joe Hart of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Fans of the England football team hold a sign requesting tickets outside the the 'Arena de Sao Paulo' stadium shortly before England's match against Uruguay on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. England are scheduled to play their second group game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay later today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Cristian Rodriguez of Uruguay speaks to Daniel Sturridge of England during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring against England
England fans in the stands before the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
England fans in the stands before the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
England fans in the stands before the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: A fan of the England football team makes her way to watch England's match against Uruguay on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. England are scheduled to play their second group game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Uruguay later today. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An Uruguay fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with team-mate Edinson Cavani during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
England's Wayne Rooney looks dejected after Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the first goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
England's Wayne Rooney (left), Daniel Sturridge (centre) and Steven Gerrard stand dejected after Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the first goal during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
England manager Roy Hodgson before the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
An England fan wearing face paint before the game during the Group D match the Estadio do Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An English soccer team fan prepares to watch his team play against Uruguay on the screen setup at the Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest during on Copacabana beach June 19, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: England fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: An England fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 19: Uruguay fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Luis Suarez has said his two goals that leave England on the brink of World Cup elimination were something he 'dreamt' about following the criticism he has received.

Having undergone a knee operation last month, there had been concerns over the 27-year-old's participation in Brazil - talk that was fuelled by the fact he was not deemed fit enough to feature in the embarrassing defeat to Costa Rica on Saturday.

However, Suarez returned against England, netting either side of Wayne Rooney's first World Cup goal, to help Oscar Tabarez's side to a vital 2-1 win in Sao Paulo.

Defeat would have left them facing the prospect of World Cup elimination, but the result at the Arena Corinthians means it is England teetering over the precipice.

A draw between Italy and Costa Rica on Friday would confirm the Three Lions' exit, with Suarez unable to stop himself crowing about the result.

"It was one of the best games I've played," he said. "It's an amazing moment for me.

"Maybe a few days ago I thought this wouldn't be possible.

"Before the game too many people in England laughed about my attitude over the last few years.

"This is a very good time for me. I want to see what they think now."

Speaking about his late winning goal, that came just nine minutes after Wayne Rooney's equaliser, the striker said: "I had to keep calm, keep my cool and when I got the ball I just kicked it with my whole heart thinking of all those who have supported me.

"I would like to say thank you to my wife and my two children, my physiotherapist Walter Ferreira and my team-mates."

Suarez was held aloft by his team-mates at the final whistle, admitting afterwards this was a moment he had dreamt of.

"I dreamt this. I'm enjoying this moment, because of all I suffered, the criticism I received. So, there you go."

Despite the elation of victory,  Suarez said he felt the pain of Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard.

His slip is seen as one of the key reasons the Reds' title charge came to an end, while his unfortunate header back to goal allowed Suarez to score the winning goal.

"I told him to keep going," Suarez said. "He's the best player I've played with on the pitch.

"This is an unlucky moment for him. I don't like it when he hurts like this. I said 'Keep going, forget this game, you're one of the best'."

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