Luis Suarez issues apology to Giorgio Chiellini

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez reacts past Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014
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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez offers an apology to Italy's Giorgio Chiellini following his bite on the defender.

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has offered an apology to Italy's Giorgio Chiellini after biting him at the World Cup.

Suarez was given a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from all football-related activity following the incident, which took place during his country's win over Italy last week.

Suarez had maintained his innocence in the wake of the saga by claiming that he had fallen on Chiellini, but the 27-year-old has now shown a degree of contrition by reaching out to the defender.


The first match of Suarez's international suspension saw Uruguay beaten by Colombia in the last 16 of the World Cup.

A close-up of Luis Suarez holding his gnashers on June 24, 2014.
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