Liverpool star Suarez makes a surprising tip for World Cup glory

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Luis Suarez believes that Argentina, rivals of his nation Uruguay, will win the World Cup this summer.

The FIFA World Cup is now less than a month away from commencement and for England boss Roy Hodgson his biggest task is likely to be stopping a player that Wayne Rooney recently dubbed a 'close second' to Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to current performance.

Luis Suarez has scored and set up goals for fun this season at Liverpool and it is hard to believe that it is now four years since he became a household name with a magnificent performance at the World Cup in South Africa.

The Liverpool striker will be partnered by Edinson Cavani in Brazil, forming a strike partnership that is likely to strike fear into Messrs Jagielka, Cahill, Bonucci, Chiellini and co this summer.

But Suarez has been speaking about who he fancies for the World Cup this summer - surprising many by revealing his bet would be on fierce rivals Argentina.

"Argentina [are my favourites to win the World Cup], because they have great players and they arrive in a good moment. But we can't ignore Uruguay, Spain, England or Germany, because a World Cup is a competition in which everyone wants to have success."

Uruguay shares a border with Argentina and for him to back the Albiceleste would not have gone down well in his homeland.

But then again it is hard not to agree with the Liverpool man when looking at the quality available to Alejandro Sabella.

The likes of Pablo Zabaleta, Ezequiel Garay and Javier Mascherano help combat the attacking instincts of their marquee players Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.

If they can mould the talented group - which also contains Angel Di Maria and Ezequiel Lavezzi - then it is hard to see many teams having the quality to beat Argentina.

Even Suarez's excellent Uruguay side would struggle.

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