Cavani: Uruguay ready to fight for Copa America glory

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Cavani: Uruguay ready to fight for Copa America glory

Edinson Cavani said Uruguay are prepared to battle for Copa America honours following their defeat of Ecuador on Sunday. 

Cavani and Luis Suarez scored as Uruguay opened their Group C battle with a 4-0 pulverization of 10-man Ecuador in Belo Horizonte. 

Ecuador's Jose Quintero was sent off after Nicolas Lodeiro gave Uruguay a 6th moment lead and it was single direction traffic starting there. 

Cavani, Suarez and a possess goal fixed a normal trip for Oscar Tabarez's Uruguay and the previous delighted in the outcome. 

"We are prepared to battle in the Copa America," Cavani said post-game, with 15-time champions Uruguay looking for their first Copa title since 2011. 

"We had risks in the principal half, we could do it and that gave us the quiet to deal with the game. It was a significant advance." 


Cavani, who scored his first Copa goal after 11 matches, included: "We realized they would have been a troublesome adversary. The significant thing was that we entered the game with most extreme fixation and we accomplished that." 

After Paris Saint-Germain forward Cavani made it 2-0 past the half-hour mark, Suarez significantly increased the lead preceding the interim after Quintero's 24th-minute expulsion. 

Suarez – who missed the finish of Barcelona's season because of knee medical procedure – changed over at the back post to stack further wretchedness on Ecuador. 

Mina at that point transformed the ball into his own net with 12 minutes remaining – an goal that had been at first precluded for offside before being toppled by VAR. 

"Clearly, it's a positive outcome since we play how we would have preferred to," Suarez told columnists. "Be that as it may, we played with an additional man in the primary half. 

"We will play the competition with a similar expectation and a similar want before the present outcome." 

Uruguay will next meet Copa America visitors Japan in Porto Alegre on Thursday.