Uruguay national team on Friday will compete in the 2018 World Cup quarter-final against France. Uruguay’s success will not be separated from his coach, Oscar Tabarez, who has trained the team since 2006.
Apparently, 71-year-old coach is struggling against a rare neurological disease called Guillan-Barre Syndrome (GBS) after seen several times wearing a stick and assisted walking. Reported by the National Health Service, this syndrome attacks the nerves in some parts of the body, generally legs and hands.
This disease is a degenerative disease that causes muscle weakness and paralysis. Although it can be handled and cured, but it can also endanger lives and be a long-term problem in some people.
Tabarez is diagnosed with a rare disease since 2016 and called to be quit from his job for self-recovery. But he refused to accompany the team La Celeste (title for the Uruguay national team) to compete in the World Cup for the third time.
“I do not live in pain, it sometimes causes problems, especially when walking, but because this is a chronic disease, sometimes I feel a little better,” he said, quoted by the Daily Mail.
Now the condition of the coach dubbed El Maestro is called improved and only requires a walking stick. He hopes to bring Uruguay back to victory in the World Cup and win for the third time after winning in 1930 and 1950.