Luis Suarez and Co have touched down in Veliky Novgorod as Uruguay arrived in Russia on Sunday for the World Cup.

The Uruguay national side jetted off on Saturday evening and landed safely at the Nizhny Novgorod airport this afternoon.

Edinson Cavani and Suarez were both pictured signing autographs for fans at the airport after landing. 

Uruguay land in Veliky Novgorod as they arrive in Russia ahead of the World Cup

Uruguay land in Veliky Novgorod as they arrive in Russia ahead of the World Cup

Uruguay land in Veliky Novgorod as they arrive in Russia ahead of the World Cup

Luis Suarez and Co touch down ahead of this summer's tournament on Sunday afternoon

Luis Suarez and Co touch down ahead of this summer's tournament on Sunday afternoon

Luis Suarez and Co touch down ahead of this summer’s tournament on Sunday afternoon

Nahitan Nandez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, and Suarez walk towards the airport after landing

Nahitan Nandez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, and Suarez walk towards the airport after landing

Nahitan Nandez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, and Suarez walk towards the airport after landing

Uruguay defender Diego Godin disembarks from the plane at Nizhny Novgorod airport

Uruguay defender Diego Godin disembarks from the plane at Nizhny Novgorod airport

Uruguay defender Diego Godin disembarks from the plane at Nizhny Novgorod airport

After leaving the airport the team boarded a coach and headed straight for the Borsky sports centre where they will be based for the tournament.

Unlike most teams, Oscar Tabarez’s men only had one World Cup dress rehearsal before the tournament starts next week, beating Uzbekistan 3-0 on Friday.

Suarez scored and assisted in that game and will be pivotal to their chances of succeeding in this summer’s tournament.

Edinson Cavani signs autographs for fans as he arrives with his international team-mates

Edinson Cavani signs autographs for fans as he arrives with his international team-mates

Edinson Cavani signs autographs for fans as he arrives with his international team-mates

Suarez signs his autograph on a picture of him for a fan who waited for his arrival in Russia

Suarez signs his autograph on a picture of him for a fan who waited for his arrival in Russia

Suarez signs his autograph on a picture of him for a fan who waited for his arrival in Russia

After landing in Russia the Uruguay team headed for their base at the Borsky sports centre

After landing in Russia the Uruguay team headed for their base at the Borsky sports centre

After landing in Russia the Uruguay team headed for their base at the Borsky sports centre

Suarez will be key to Uruguay's chances at the World Cup but will want to avoid controversies

Suarez will be key to Uruguay's chances at the World Cup but will want to avoid controversies

Suarez will be key to Uruguay’s chances at the World Cup but will want to avoid controversies

URUGUAY FIXTURES

World Cup

June 15 – Egypt – Ekaterinburg Arena – 1pm 

June 20 – Saudi Arabia – Rostov Arena – 4pm

June 25 – Russia – Samara Arena – 3pm 

The Barcelona forward will also be hoping to avoid any controversies this time, having caused a stir in the last two World Cups.

Suarez handled on the line in extra-time to deny Ghana passage through to the semi-final in 2010 and received a nine-game ban from competitive internationals after biting Giorgio Chiellini in the 2014 tournament.

Uruguay kick-off their World Cup campaign against Egypt on Friday in Group A before meeting Saudi Arabia and tournament hosts Russia.

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