World Cup You’ll have rematch – Suarez sends message to Man Utd winger after exit. Luis Suarez, the captain of Uruguay, has encouraged fellow countryman and Manchester United winger Facundo Pellistri via social media following their exit from the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Pellistri, who competed in his first World Cup in Qatar, started two of Uruguay’s three games during the group stage.
One of the few bright spots in a poor campaign for Uruguay, which failed to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since 2002, was Pellistri’s efforts.
Pellistri posted the following on Instagram after Uruguay was eliminated from the World Cup (translated by Manchester Evening News): “My first World Cup. My goal was to play one, and I succeeded in doing so. We weren’t satisfied with the conclusion, but that’s football. Sad that we didn’t do more. All of you who contributed are appreciated. If this keeps up, we will bounce back even better!
Suarez responded to Pellistri’s message, saying (as translated by the aforementioned source): “We have to keep going, Facu. There will always be another match. Continue to give your all at all times.