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Luis Suarez 'bite': Uruguay striker in World Cup controversy
bbc.com ^ | 24 June 2014 | bbc

Posted on 06/24/2014 10:22:47 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Uruguay's Luis Suarez has been accused of biting a player for the third time in his career after an incident with Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

The Liverpool striker lunged at Italy defender Chiellini shortly before Diego Godin scored to give Uruguay a 1-0 win.

Chiellini pulled his shirt down to show the referee a mark on his shoulder but no action was taken by the official.

The maximum ban Suarez could face if governing body Fifa takes retrospective action is 24 matches or two years.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: fifa; soccer; worldcup2014

1 posted on 06/24/2014 10:22:47 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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U.S. World Cup players regrouped quickly after Portugal game
U.S. midfielder Graham Zusi said Coach Juergen Klinsmann quickly took control of the situation by refusing to let the team sulk.

"He came into the locker room very positive, as always," Zusi said. "Obviously, we were pretty gutted at the end of that one but in hindsight, when you look back at it, we put ourselves in a great spot. Four points after two matches, I think any of us would've taken that.

"One Moment Does Not Define Us"

2 posted on 06/24/2014 10:26:42 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Greece Scores Late to Advance at World Cup
Greece doesn't score often at the World Cup, but its goals certainly come at the right time.

Greece doubled its total scoring tally at World Cup tournaments by netting twice against the Ivory Coast on Tuesday — the second coming through an injury-time penalty that secured a 2-1 victory and a spot in the knockout rounds.

Having gone scoreless through its first two games in Brazil — a loss and a draw — the Greeks are now improbably into the round of 16 for the first time in their history — when European powers like Spain, Italy and England are going home.

3 posted on 06/24/2014 10:33:22 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Memorialized in song -

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4 posted on 06/24/2014 10:34:20 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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Colombia post their third group win to put Japan through the exit door
On a night of contrasting emotions in Cuiabá, Colombia marched into the second round as group winners with a third victory in 11 days – as many as they had managed in their previous four World Cup appearances – and condemned Japan to a humiliating early exit that represents a major disappointment for Asia, Alberto Zaccheroni and his players.
5 posted on 06/24/2014 10:36:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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6 posted on 06/24/2014 10:38:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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England end disappointing World Cup with barren draw against Costa Rica
Ignore, for one moment, England’s bland ignominy and just reflect on those moments at the final whistle. Costa Rica – little, patronised Costa Rica – have won Group D and their manager, Jorge Luis Pinto, could be seen punching the air and bellowing to the skies. As one team traipsed away apologetically, the other reflected on the prize of a knockout tie in Recife on Sunday. They have done it from a country of 4.8m people. Or the equivalent of 10 Bradfords. “It’s a conundrum,” as Roy Hodgson said.

Steven Gerrard worried for England future
"If you have the right mentality and the right character, you do things right and work as hard as you can to become the best player you can, but we need more of those players."

7 posted on 06/24/2014 10:44:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Soccer’s notorious ‘Cannibal’ bites rival at World Cup
8 posted on 06/24/2014 10:48:28 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Uruguay knock Italy out of World Cup amid Luis Suárez controversy
Cesare Prandelli’s side were hanging on in the second half, knowing that a draw would have sufficed, but their resistance was finally broken when Diego Godín, the Uruguay captain, emerged from a cluster of bodies to head home from a corner. Uruguay had been the more incisive team and they deserved to advance to a last-16 tie with Colombia.

Moments before Godín’s goal, however, Luis Suárez had ensured that the headlines would be his...

9 posted on 06/24/2014 10:54:05 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Japan 1:4 Colombia Match Highlights
Greece 2:1 Cote d'Ivoire


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Italy 0:1 Uruguay Match Highlights
Costa Rica 0:0 England

Photos

Who’s In, Who’s Out


10 posted on 06/24/2014 11:05:44 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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World Cup 2014: Today at the tournament - day 14
Iran in the knockout stages of the World Cup? It could happen.

Bosnia-Hercegovina v Iran
Nigeria v Argentina

Ecuador v France
Honduras v Switzerland

11 posted on 06/24/2014 11:12:07 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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From Prandelli to Abete to Pirlo, Italy's foundation exits en masse after an early knockout

One by one they said goodbye.

First, it was coach Cesare Prandelli's turn.

Then football federation president Giancarlo Abete.

And finally, midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo.

Italy's foundation exited en masse after a devastating 1-0 loss to Uruguay on Tuesday that knocked the Azzurri out of the World Cup after the group stage for the second straight time.

"It's a very sad day for us — as a group and as individuals," captain Gianluigi Buffon said.

12 posted on 06/24/2014 11:21:25 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Suarez gets the vampire treatment as World Cup bite goes viral

Twitter / Search - Suarez lang:en

13 posted on 06/24/2014 11:28:21 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Disciplinary proceedings opened against Luis Suarez
14 posted on 06/24/2014 11:29:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Jaws III: England's nemesis Suarez facing two year ban after being charged by FIFA as he is accused of BITING Italian defender

15 posted on 06/24/2014 11:47:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Hugo Lloris warns France against complacency ahead of Ecuador game
"If you go into the competition and say 'OK, we will have some easy games' then you're finished," the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper told the club's website. "You can't think like that.

"You know that teams will be at 100 per cent and they're going to try to do everything to beat you.

"You have to respect your opponents and you have to go into it with ambition."

16 posted on 06/24/2014 11:51:11 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Honduras aiming to provoke another Swiss miss at World Cup
Switzerland have a chance to put right their dramatic failure of 2010 on Wednesday when they again face bogey team Honduras for a place in the World Cup knock-outs.

The situation is eerily similar to four years ago, when the Swiss were in contention for the last 16 but missed out when they drew their last group game with the Central American minnows.

17 posted on 06/24/2014 11:54:05 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Nigeria face Messi's Argentina with last 16 in reach
FIFA might even have to get out their straws for the drawing of lots should Iran win 1-0 and Nigeria lose by the same score, leaving the sides inseparable on points, goal difference, number of goals and head-to-head.

Argentina approach the game with their noses put out of joint by media criticism of their performances so far, with only Messi's goals against Bosnia and Iran saving their blushes.

"Obviously it hurts when you hear people saying that they don't like you, when people say different things to us," Real Madrid forward Angel Di Maria said at the weekend.

18 posted on 06/24/2014 11:59:06 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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Iran chase goals to reach World Cup last 16
"We still have a chance to go through and who would have thought our World Cup would last longer than England and Spain," Dejagah said.
19 posted on 06/25/2014 12:06:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/fivelive/5lfd/5lfd_20140624-2231a.mp3


20 posted on 06/25/2014 1:03:31 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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They showed videos of the two other incidences of biting with Suarez.

In one of the videos, the one that happened in Netherlands above, Suarez in the white and red shirt, the Referee is standing right there, action has stopped, it looks like the ref is talking to the players and Suarez seems to do the bite right there in front of everyone. It almost looks like an involuntary action as much as the reflex of hitting someone's knee with a little hammer.

It's absolutely perplexing.

Still, as I said in the other thread, in the 2010 final, De Jong did his karate kick, received a yellow card, Super Mario flew over the guy's head yesterday, Perreira's I believe. That was a yellow card too. Both of those actions look like they could really hurt someone to put this in perspective.

21 posted on 06/25/2014 1:42:11 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Berlin_Freeper
In the end, Italy is the victim of unfortunate circumstances, like Bosnia and Croatia. To me, the result should be binned though FIFA does not do such retroactive measures. It certainly looked drawish and as in one of the other threads it was said, "there was general confusion on the pitch after the bite" and then the goal comes. I think Italy would OR could have held on and drawn the game and advanced. This is a bit like France/Italy in the 2006 final, another dubious result.

Susic, Bosnia Coach: Referee Cost Us

22 posted on 06/25/2014 1:50:23 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This info too:

Little attention is being paid to the swollen cheekbone Suarez suffered in an earlier clash with an Italy defender. Uruguay's UNoticias

Suarez Reaction

Perhaps retaliation?

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, 26, is looking forward to facing new club manager Louis van Gaal when Mexico take on Netherlands in the last 16 on Sunday. Guardian

23 posted on 06/25/2014 1:55:55 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I hope Jurgen said “Boys, don’t get your daubers in the dirt. Michael Bradley won’t be playing the next game!”

Now that would certainly give the squad some hope!

Oldplayer


24 posted on 06/25/2014 4:10:26 AM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Honduras plays the most pedestrian soccer of the CONCACAF teams. I usually pull for them. They give the U.S. a tough game every time, though.

Here? Haupt Suisse!

Oldplayer


25 posted on 06/25/2014 4:15:43 AM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Ghana match-fixing scandal. Suarez’s bite.

FIFA has to be going nuts at these things marring what has otherwise been a very successful tournament for them so far.

(Though in terms of Suarez, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?)


26 posted on 06/25/2014 5:19:34 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It’s only the first round, but I think Suarez has a lock on Golden Tooth award.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 7:14:27 AM PDT by matt1234 (Obama fled. People bled. (Iraq 2014.))
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I'd go with a lifetime ban as Taylor Twellman said on TV, any flagrant breach of the rules like Zidane's headbutt should be a lifetime ban. One of the other pundits says he thinks it will be an 8 game ban.

If the ban is 12 matches or 2 years as the pundits on TV say is the max, that might be workable. Still, Suarez should be warned one more such incident is a lifetime ban. They should have said that before the World Cup began.

Players could get hurt with behavior like Suarez's. It brings the game into disrepute as well.

Lastly, watch the replay of the game, within 8 minutes of the game beginning, Chiellini claims he was elbowed in the face and he was rolling around on the ground, I found that hard to believe. Italy also has their cynical style but definitely don't deserve to go out in this manner all-the-same. Let's not forget when DeRossi elbowed and indeed bloodied Brian McBride in USA vs. Italy, 2006.

28 posted on 06/25/2014 7:28:58 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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29 posted on 06/25/2014 9:38:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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There’s no doubt that Suarez is the hungriest man on the field.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: BeadCounter

Bosnia’s manager Susic is correct, Bosnia was the victim of bad refereeing. Don’t want to make excuses and say they should be in 2nd place. They had their chance vs. Nigeria. This is a fair display today, I would say they had some bad luck.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 10:19:37 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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Argentina 3, Nigeria 2
Bosnia 3, Iran 1

Nobody bitten.


32 posted on 06/25/2014 11:27:07 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: BeadCounter

No cut and paste the photos here, the story may have already been posted but the Daily Mail did have these odd photos of Suarez and Chiellini from the Confederations Cup, some of those photos are just downright gross.

Check the first 2 photos, it almost looks like Suarez was trying to “gnaw” on him last year in the Confederations Cup which for those who don’t know, is a bit of a practice run for the World Cup tournament with champions from all the confederations invited.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2668987/Luis-Suarez-tried-bite-Giorgio-Chiellini-Confederations-Cup-year-long-wait-finally-got-man.html

If he’d never had this problem with biting before, we could probably just get on with it, things happen in a game.

Investigate it promptly, if indeed the bite transpired, throw him out of the tournament at the least. As far as I’m concerned, they can play the last 10 minutes of that game again too but of course, that won’t happen.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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Enough of this story, he would have been undeniably a star even if Uruguay had been left behind. They cheated Italy, if Italy had advanced, Marchisio and Balotelli would not have played and that would have been difficult.

I feel good about the USA’s chances at advancing tomorrow. As the game approaches, it is not as worrisome. Come On USA.


34 posted on 06/25/2014 7:14:41 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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