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Get well soon, Suarez, the World Cup needs you

May 23, 2014 - 11:50pm

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PHOTO: REUTERS

Surprise packages are rarely delivered at modern World Cup Finals.

Everyone gets watched beforehand. Names are checked. New talents are identified and analysed on the endless conveyor belt of World Cup previews and predictions. Unknown superstars seldom slip through the media net.

For these reasons, Luis Suarez must board the plane to Brazil.

He’s not a surprise package, but his package is never less than surprising, as it were. What you see is not always what you get.

The Uruguayan is a sporting chameleon; adaptable, changeable and, most importantly, unpredictable. His anarchic improvisation was the gift that kept on giving at Anfield. His knee should recover so he’s got more to give at the World Cup.

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