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Chile may win Suazo fitness race

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NELSPRUIT, South Africa – The main focus ahead of the match between Chile and Honduras has been on injuries to two opposing strikers named Suazo.Chile’s Humberto Suazo was top scorer in the South American qualifying phase with ten goals but injured his right thigh two weeks ago.The initial prognosis was that the Real Zaragoza striker would be sidelined for three weeks, but his recovery has been quicker than expected and coach Marcelo Bielsa said he would be available for today’s opener.For Honduras, Genoa forward David Suazo also has a right thigh injury but it is unlikely that he will recover in time.Regardless of injuries, Chile will be favourites to make a winning start at the Mbombela Stadium after finishing just a point behind Brazil in the South American qualifying phase and holding the No. 18 world ranking, 20 spots above Honduras. (AP)

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