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Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Suarez no-show but controversy dominates Uruguay training

NATAL, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Luis Suarez, the striker at the centre of the biggest story of the World Cup, disappointed a healthy cohort of the world’s media by failing to show up at Uruguay training in Natal on Wednesday.

The allegation that Suarez bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during the 1-0 victory that sent Uruguay into the last 16 and the Azzurri home was, however, the sole topic of conversation at the Maria Lamas Farache stadium.

Jun 25, 2014

Suarez storm as Godin header sends Uruguay through

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – Another biting storm involving Uruguay striker Luis Suarez overshadowed a dramatic 1-0 World Cup victory over Italy on Friday which sent the South Americans through to the last 16 and the four-times champions home.

The Italians were still complaining about Suarez’s apparent bite on defender Giorgio Chiellini when Diego Godin scored the winner nine minutes from time to give Uruguay the victory they needed to progress from Group D.

Jun 25, 2014

FIFA probing Suarez bite furore, lengthy ban seen

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting during the South Americans’ 1-0 Group D victory at the World Cup on Tuesday.

The probe means Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, may be hit with another lengthy suspension despite escaping punishment during the match.

Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-FIFA probing Suarez bite furore, lengthy ban seen

NATAL, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting during the South Americans’ 1-0 Group D victory at the World Cup on Tuesday.

The probe means Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, may be hit with another lengthy suspension despite escaping punishment during the match.

Jun 25, 2014

Suarez in bite furor, faces lengthy World Cup ban

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – Uruguay’s Luis Suarez could be banned from the World Cup for the second successive tournament after he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during the South Americans’ 1-0 win on Tuesday.

FIFA is investigating the incident which has become a worldwide talking point, and Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, looks likely to be hit with another lengthy suspension despite escaping punishment during the match.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Suarez storm as Godin header sends Uruguay through

NATAL, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Another biting storm involving Uruguay striker Luis Suarez overshadowed a dramatic 1-0 World Cup victory over Italy on Friday which sent the South Americans through to the last 16 and the four-times champions home.

The Italians were still complaining about Suarez’s apparent bite on defender Giorgio Chiellini when Diego Godin scored the winner nine minutes from time to give Uruguay the victory they needed to progress from Group D.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Suarez faces another World Cup ban

NATAL, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Uruguay striker Luis Suarez looks almost certain to be banned from the World Cup for the second successive tournament after he bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during his team’s 1-0 win on Tuesday.

FIFA is investigating the incident which has become a worldwide talking point and Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, looks likely to be hit with another lengthy suspension despite escaping punishment during the match.

Jun 24, 2014

Godin header sends Uruguay through amid Suarez storm

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – Defender Diego Godin scored a dramatic winner nine minutes from time to give Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday which sent the South Americans through to the last 16 and the four-times champions home.

Italy played the last half hour with 10 men after Claudio Marchisio was harshly sent off and their sense of grievance will only be exacerbated by an apparent bite on Giorgio Chiellini by Uruguay striker Luis Suarez shortly before Godin’s goal.

Jun 24, 2014

Suarez could face ban after bite claim

NATAL Brazil (Reuters) – Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was at the center of another biting storm on Tuesday after appearing to sink his teeth into the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the teams’ decisive World Cup Group D game.

Suarez and Chiellini clashed in the Italian penalty area 10 minutes from the end of the match and the furious Italian pulled open his shirt to show the mark to the referee. Reuters photographs show what appeared to be bite marks on his shoulder.

Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-Suarez could face ban after bite claim

NATAL, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was at the centre of another biting storm on Tuesday after appearing to sink his teeth into the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the teams’ decisive World Cup Group D game.

Suarez and Chiellini clashed in the Italian penalty area 10 minutes from the end of the match and the furious Italian pulled open his shirt to show the mark to the referee. Reuters photographs show what appeared to be bite marks on his shoulder.

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