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World Cup Star Accused of Biting Rival (Again)

Uruguay's Luis Suarez in another controversy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2014 2:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Uruguay knocked Italy out of the World Cup today, but headlines about the win are being overshadowed by a high-profile bite. Video shows Uruguay's Luis Suarez looking for all the world like he's chomping down on the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini reports USA Today. Chiellini got up after their collision baring his shoulder and apparent teeth marks for the refs, who did nothing, while Suarez seemed be suggesting that any tooth-to-body contact was accidental and Chiellini's fault. For the record, this is the third time Suarez has been accused of biting an opponent, notes the Huffington Post, including this incident last year. FIFA says it will review the incident and decide whether any punishment is warranted, reports the BBC.

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"There is no doubt Luis Suarez is a fantastic footballer but, once again, his actions have left him open to severe criticism," says FIFA's vice president. (Read more World Cup stories.)

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