Published On: Tue, Jun 24th, 2014

Uruguay dumps Italy out of World Cup

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Diego Godin’s late, late header was enough for Uruguay as they beat Italy in an ill-tempered affair in Natal.

Luis Suarez had appeared to earlier bite Giorgio Chiellini as the pair tussled in the box and Claudio Marchisio was sent off for a terrible high challenge on Arevalo Rios after the break.

In what was one of, if not the, worst game of this World Cup so far, Suarez again stole the show for a moment of disgusting petulance and now faces a lengthy ban – if FIFA decide to act upon the incident.

Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, although the victory was overshadowed by a biting incident involving the South American side’s star forward Luis Suarez.

Four-time champion Italy, meanwhile, is heading home after the group phase for the second time in four years.

Godin rose above a crowd of defenders to meet a corner with his left shoulder and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had no chance.

Moments earlier, replays showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area.

Diego Godin

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