Sao Paulo: The most important figure in Uruguay’s victory against England didn’t score any goals or provide any assists. His name is Walter Ferreira. The physiotherapist for the Uruguayan national team and has spent the last month working on Luis Suarez’s left knee. In Uruguay, they call him the “miracle man”.The physiotherapist dedicated himself to the player, despite suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer.

Ferreira completed his chemotherapy treatment just before the World Cup began.

“While my wife and my two sons are the most important things in the world to me, now this man is too, because of everything he did to aid my recovery, because 90 per cent of this is the work of Walter Ferreira,” said Suarez, Uruguay’s leading goal scorer of all time, who on May 22 underwent surgery on the meniscus on his left knee.

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