Uruguay and Costa Rica qualify from Group D
Controversial Uruguayan striker, Luis Suarez, exhibited his bad side once more as he appeared to have bitten Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini, during his side’s 1-0 win over Italy in their final group game on Tuesday at the Arenes das Dunas.
Though Suarez escaped the eye of the referee, it is yet to be seen if the Liverpool forward will be slammed with another heavy ban as his action taints his country’s progress into the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup.
This would be the third biting incident involving Suarez.The first came in November 2010 when Suarez, playing for Ajax, bit PSV’s Otman Bakkal on the shoulder during a 0–0 draw. Ajax suspended him for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount, but the Dutch League body increased Suárez’s suspension to seven league matches.
Also at the end of the 2012-13 season, playing with Liverpool in the Premier League, Suarez bit Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic, on the arm. That earned him a 10-match suspension. He has since claimed to have stopped such acts.
Uruguay join Costa Rica in the Round of 16 from Group D as England could only manage a draw against the surprise group leaders.