Suarez starts for Uruguay against England

The Associated Press
Suarez starts for Uruguay against England
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez, left, and England's Steven Gerrard challenge for the ball 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)

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Luis Suarez will start for Uruguay against England in Group D at the World Cup on Thursday after recovering from injury.

The Liverpool striker hasn't played a match since featuring in the Premier League on May 11, and undergoing surgery on his left knee 11 days later.

Suarez, who scored a league-leading 31 goals in England last season, will lead the strike force with Edinson Cavani as Diego Forlan drops to the bench.

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Uruguay: Fernando Muslera, Martin Caceres, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Alvaro Pereira, Alvaro Gonzalez, Egidio Arevalo Rios, Nicolas Lodeiro, Cristian Rodriguez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.