Jun 24, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena das Dunas, Natal

Balotelli (22'), De Sciglio (77')
Marchisio (59')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Godin (81')
Rios (46'), Muslera (90')

Luis Suarez dismisses bite allegations

Luis Suarez insists that he is innocent of biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, following an off-the-ball incident in their 1-0 loss to Uruguay.

Luis Suarez has dismissed Giorgio Chiellini's claims that he was bitten by the Uruguay striker during the 1-0 win over Italy this evening.

The South Americans sealed their passage to the last-16 stage of the World Cup, but it was not without controversy as the Liverpool forward appeared to bite his Italian counterpart on the shoulder.

FIFA have confirmed that they will investigate the incident, with Suarez facing a two-year international ban if found guilty of the offence.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez and team captain Diego Lugano have sought to play down the issue, and Suarez himself insists that he is innocent of any wrongdoing.

"These things happen inside the penalty area," he told Channel 10 radio station. "We were chest against shoulder. I also immediately suffered a blow to the eye."

In 2013, the 27-year-old was slapped with a 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic, three years after he was banned for a similar incident when playing for Ajax.

Defender Diego Godin headed his nation into an 81st-minute lead as Tabarez's side booked their place in the second round.

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
Read Next:
FIFA to investigate Suarez bite controversy
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account