Suarez should be allowed to play final, says coach

2010-07-03 15:09

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez says striker Luis Suarez should be

allowed to play in the World Cup final if Uruguay beats the Netherlands in

Tuesday’s semifinal.

Suarez was sent off for a deliberate handball on the line which

denied Ghana a winning goal in the dying seconds of yesterday’s quarterfinal,

but Asamoah Gyan missed the ensuing spot kick and Uruguay went through on


The red card means Suarez will definitely miss Tuesday’s semifinal

and could miss the final if Fifa decides to extend the punishment – a sanction

which Tabarez says would be “exaggerated”.

The handball has also ignited a debate about fair play, but Tabarez

says calling the Ajax striker a cheat would be “twisted”.

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