Uruguay forward Luis Suarez said on Friday after his team’s defeat to France that he hoped that head coach Oscar Tabarez's contract would be extended, and apologized to the fans for failing to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Head coach Oscar Tabarez said he did not want to talk about his future with the team after Uruguay suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of France in the World Cup quarter-final match in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday and were eliminated from the tournament.
"Everybody knows what maestro [Tabarez] means to us, to the national team, to Uruguay. He deserves respect for what he has done for the team, and I hope for good news," Suarez told journalists.
He also apologized to the fans for failing to qualify for the semi-finals.
"We must apologize to our fans, although we've really done everything we could to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals, but failed to do so. The fact of [forward Edinson] Cavani missing the game due to injury can't be an excuse," Suarez said.