Interview with Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani: “We never back down!” – Sport

Edinson Cavani is one of the greatest sons of the proud soccer nation of Uruguay. The striker explains what connects him to Luis Suárez, what sets him apart from Neymar or Ronaldo – and how he never ceases to amaze himself.

Interviewed by

Javier Caceres

Probably the most bizarre World Cup in football history begins this Sunday in Qatar. Among the 32 participants is the team that defends tradition like no other: Uruguay, where children are born with a screech on their lips, as the writer Eduardo Galeano once said. Uruguay made their mark on the globe by winning the first World Cup in 1930 – and have now qualified for the world tournament for the 14th time.

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