[World Cup] Key Player Review: Uruguay – Edinson Cavani

Uruguay are a peculiar and slightly underwhelming side, broken into two sections.

There’s a solid back line and an extremely functional, efficient but somewhat joyless midfield, then two of the best forwards in the world in Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.

Both would prefer to play as the main striker, but that role is handed to Suarez because of his superior goalscoring return.

That makes Cavani the crucial player, however, because he’s charged with darting back and forth between midfield and attack, supplying Suarez and desperately sprinting forward in the hope of a return pass.

Suarez guarantees a goal threat, but Cavani’s role is more difficult, and if he’s quiet, the system falls down.



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