Luis Suarez's Agent Remembers Text He Got From Him, Making Sensational World Cup Promise He Kept
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Luis Suarez promised his agent he'd help Uruguay qualify for the World Cup back in November - despite being seventh in their qualifying group at the time.
Uruguay ran out 2-0 winners over Chile on Tuesday night to seal a third place finish in CONMEBOL's World Cup qualification standings.
Suarez got on the scoresheet alongside Federico Valverde and the Atletico Madrid striker knew he was always destined to spent this winter in Qatar.
The 35-year-old's representative, Martin Rodriguez, shared a screenshot of a WhatsApp chat he had with his client towards the end of last year.
Veníamos de 5 sin ganar. 4 derrotas muy duras y un empate… Lautaro irá al mundial 😂😂 #LuisSuarez #leyenda #uruguaynoma pic.twitter.com/viY1fQbwnu— Martín Rodríguez Nader (@mrodrigueznader) March 30, 2022
Rodriguez asked about World Cup qualification and it saw Suarez reply with: "We are entering SUAREZ ZONE."
He was telling the truth.
Suarez scored three goals in Uruguay's final four qualifiers to fire them up the table.
Only Brazil and Argentina, who went unbeaten throughout qualifying, have come higher than Diego Alonso's side.
Rodriguez replied to Suarez's initial messages telling him he'd save them and added: "After we qualify, I will make them viral."
Suarez cheekily replied, "I told you," later on Tuesday with a series of laughing emojis.
It was a cagey affair in Las Condes but Chile knew their World Cup dream was already over.
Uruguay had it all to play for however and victory would see them move ahead of Ecuador in the final rankings.
They'd make the breakthrough 11 minutes from the end through Suarez's overhead kick, which made him South America's all time leading goalscorer in World Cup qualifying history.
Real Madrid midfielder Valverde grabbed a second right at the death with a thumping effort.
Suarez posed with his match shirt at full-time and sent a message to his fellow countrymen and women.
The former Liverpool man said: "Special night, special match, special shirt and with a goal. What more can I ask for to live unique and unforgettable moments with MY COUNTRY?"
Noche especial, partido especial, camiseta especial y con gol. Que mas puedo pedir para vivir momentos únicos e inolvidables con MI PAIS? ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ URUGUAY URUGUAY NO [email protected] pic.twitter.com/YwghIHR3O1— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) March 30, 2022
Ecuador take the final automatic spot and Peru will face United Arab Emirates or Australia in June in a play-off.
A total of 27 teams have qualified for the World Cup so far, with five more to be decided in the coming months.
Countries across the world will now eagerly await Friday's group stage draw in Qatar.
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