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

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Marchisio (59')
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Godin (81')
Rios (46'), Muslera (90')

Luis Suarez: 'I did not intend to bite Giorgio Chiellini'

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is adamant that he did not intend to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, insisting that he fell into the centre-back.

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has revealed that he did not intend to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini and has insisted that he fell into the Juventus man.

The 27-year-old was handed a four-month ban from all football activity following the incident in Oscar Tabarez's side's 1-0 win over the Azzurri in their final Group D game.

However, Suarez is adamant that the melee was not intentional, claiming that he fell into Chiellini which caused pain in his cheek and teeth.

He wrote in a letter to FIFA, according to The AP: "In no way it happened how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite. After the impact ... I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent.

"At that moment I hit my face against the player leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth."

Uruguay boss Tabarez resigned from his role on FIFA's technical committee as a result of Suarez's punishment.

Uruguay's coach Oscar Tabarez sits on the bench during a Group D football match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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