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Luis Suarez returns from injury to score both goals in 2-1 win over England

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring 2-1 during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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Luis Suarez sat out Uruguay's shocking loss to Costa Rica to start its World Cup as he recovers from knee surgery mere weeks earlier. But to England's dismay, he picked up right where he left off with Liverpool, scoring both goals in Uruguay's 2-1 win over the Three Lions.

The first 38 minutes of the Group D match between two sides desperate for a win was frenetic and included several painful misses from Wayne Rooney. But Suarez who came through with the match's first goal from his first shot on target — heading a lovely cross from Edinson Cavani over the outstretched Joe Hart to put Uruguay ahead 1-0 going into halftime.

This was Suarez's 40th goal for Uruguay and it was made even more memorable since he scored against a team that includes several of his Liverpool teammates — including captain Steven Gerrard, who told the press he wouldn't speak to Suarez in the build up to the match.

Rooney finally overcame eight years of frustration by scoring his first World Cup goal in the 75th minute to make it 1-1, but Suarez answered back — cementing his villainous image in England by scoring the winning goal in the 84th minute.

Suarez was lifted up by his teammates as the full-time whistle sounded. With this result, Uruguay took their first three points of the tournament and England, in last place with no points, must now rely on uncontrollable factors working out in their favor to advance. 

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