Uruguay failure compounds Suarez season

August 05, 2012, Sunday/ 11:24:00

Uruguay’s return to the Olympic football tournament was expected to yield the two-time champions another medal and give captain Luis Suarez a chance to finish his tumultuous season on a positive note.

Ultimately, it achieved neither. Suarez was jeered in each of Uruguay’s three group games and the country’s anthem was booed before Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Britain. That was the last straw for Suarez, who never managed to make his mark on the tournament. “I can take the abuse. I don’t mind. But I think it was a total lack of respect from the crowd to boo when we were trying to sing our national anthem,” the Liverpool striker said. “I think those things should not happen.”

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