Luis Suarez bites: Uruguay striker in World Cup controversy

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez was involved in another World Cup controversy after he appeared to bite Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
Suarez pushed his head towards Chiellini in the penalty area just before Diego Godin’s Uruguay winner.
It is not the first time Suarez has been involved in controversy.
  • July 2010 – Handles on the line to deny Ghana a winner in the last minute of extra-time in the World Cup quarter-finals. Asamoah Gyan misses the resulting penalty and Uruguay win the shoot-out to reach the semi-finals.
  • November 2010 – Given seven-match ban for biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal on the shoulder while playing for Ajax.
  • December 2011 – Given eight-match suspension and fined £40,000 for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.
  • February 2012 – Refuses to shake hands with Evra at Old Trafford and is described as a “disgrace” by Sir Alex Ferguson.
  • April 2013 – Suarez apologises for his “inexcusable behaviour” for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic and receives a 10-game ban.

Chiellini then pulled his shirt down to show the referee an apparent mark on his shoulder made from the clash.

“It was ridiculous not to send Suarez off. It is clear, clear-cut,” Chiellini told Italian television station Rai TV.

“Then there was the obvious dive afterwards because he knew very well that he did something that he shouldn’t have done.”