The pressure has finally told and Luis Suárez has quit, leaving the World Cup chastened and unsure of his future in football. Members of the shadowy cabal intent on discrediting the Uruguay striker shouldn’t celebrate just yet. though The Luis Suárez in question is Luis Fernando Suárez, the coach of Honduras.
A 3-0 defeat to Switzerland meant Suárez’s team finished bottom of Group E after consecutive defeats to France and Ecuador.
"Unfortunately we didn't get the result we were hoping for," Suárez told the Fifa website. "The whole country is disappointed and I'm sad because we didn't manage to reach the next round. That was our dream. I made the decision to step down five minutes ago. It's time for a change.
"The new coach has a good squad at his disposal, we've got good young players and we're on the right track. I'll take positive memories from this experience and I'll always be a Honduras fan."
Suárez led Ecuador to the last 16 at the 2006 World Cup but was unable to repeat that success in Brazil.
Switzerland, meanwhile, face Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the last 16. Their coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld believe his team are capable of an upset.
"As a coach, after losing 5-2 to France you know it's important to stay calm," Hitzfeld said. "I made the most of our strengths. Xherdan Shaqiri is a player who can make the difference because he can decide games on his own.
"Even against France he played very well. I put him as a No10 today and that paid off.We've got nothing left to lose so things can only get better for us."