World Cup Paper Review: Luis Suarez Blames England for 'Bugging' His Hotel Room

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJune 18, 2014

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 18:  Luis Suarez of Uruguay signals to team mates during a Uruguay training session ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match against England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 18, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Here are your back pages (and one or two front pages) from Thursday's British newspapers, as the prolonged buildup to England's game with Uruguay finally comes to an end.

There are no mentions of Wayne Rooney this time (that is a relief), but there is plenty of focus on Luis Suarez and one or two dubious efforts with Photoshop.

First things first, the best story of the day...

Missing that major "bugging" exclusive, the rest of the papers tend to focus on the fact the game is effectively a knockout tie:

And, as an added bonus, we finish with Spanish sports daily Marca's reaction to Spain's elimination at the hands of Chile. Simple. Effective: