Uruguay have qualified for the knockout rounds of the 2014 FIFA World Cup after defeating 10-man Italy 1-0 in a controversial encounter in Natal on Tuesday.
Diego Godin’s 81st-minute header was enough for the South American nation to get the better of their opponents to finish second in Group D, with Costa Rica having secured top spot in the group by virtue of their 0-0 draw with England in the day’s other meeting.
However, it was a game full of controversy as Uruguay’s start striker Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, which would be the third time the Liverpool player has committed such an offence. The incident occured in similar circumstances to the infamous Branislav Ivanovic incident—moments before Godin’s decisive strike.
Here is a video which clearly shows how Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini in Italy vs Uruguay match.
Watch Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini in Italy vs Uruguay match
And there is a photo of Giorgio Chiellini showing his shoulder to the officials (and everyone else) in attempt to convince of Suarez’s bite, when the referee refused to show Suarez a card.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first biting incident for Luis Suarez — it’s his third. He was suspended for seven matches in 2010 for biting PSV’s Otman Bakkal on the shoulder, and was banned for 10 matches in 2013 for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
Suarez was not disciplined during the match on Tuesday, and a suspension could still be coming.