The South American giants haven’t reclaimed the title since 1950.
Luis Suarez believes Uruguay have enough top-class players to push for the World Cup title in Qatar.
The former Barcelona star played a key role in Uruguay’s run to the World Cup semi-finals back in 2010. As La Celeste prepare for another major tournament, Suarez believes they must push for the maximum result.
“This is generated by Pajarito [Federico Valverde], Darwin [Nunez], Ronald [Araujo] and Rodri [Bentancur]. Players at the top level in Europe generate this,” Suarez said.
“This is a prize for the work that our country does. Uruguay will always try and compete at the World Cup at their maximum. To try to go as far as possible and why not to be the champions? Because we have players for this.
“Even though we know the difficulty that each game at a World Cup represents, we always have a real belief.”
Suarez left Atletico Madrid and returned to his childhood club, Nacional, in July. The 35-year-old’s short-term contract expires this November, but he hopes to attend his fourth World Cup with Uruguay after leaving the club.
“It makes you feel proud to have the chance to be able to play a fourth consecutive World Cup,” Uruguay’s all-time top-scorer added.
“It is a pride for our country and also my own pride that I have always fought and put in good performances in the national team.”