Luis Suarez bite: Uruguay striker accused by Giorgio Chiellini at World Cup

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is in the spotlight again after being accused of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

The incident occurred in the second-half of their Group D clash in Natal, and was just minutes before centre back Diego Godin headed home the winner in a victory that sends the South American side through to the last 16.

Ivanovic incident

However, it’s the Liverpool striker who is sure to grab the headlines once again, with the 27-year-old accused for the third time in his career as Chiellini pulled down his shirt to show what looked like teeth marks on his shoulder.

Suarez was charged by the FA for violent conduct after an incident at Anfield in April 2013, when he appeared to bit Branislav Ivanovic in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea. The club fined him an undisclosed sum for the incident, and he was banned for 10 games.

He was also accused when playing for Ajax against PSV Eindhoven, when he bit Otman Bakkal on the shoulder. The incident earned him the nickname the 'Cannibal of Ajax', and he was banned for seven matches.

Liverpool spotlight

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is sure to be disappointed with what he’s seen in Brazil, and it will again put an unnecessary spotlight on the Merseyside club when Suarez returns post-World Cup.

Whilst the referee didn’t see the incident, in which Chiellini also appeared to thrown an elbow at the Liverpool forward, FIFA will be expected to take a closer look and potentially take action if they think he’s guilty of an incredible indiscretion.

You can watch the incident HERE

Whilst Suarez’s side enjoyed a crucial victory, his Liverpool teammates couldn’t do the same for England, with Daniel Sturridge going closest in a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.

That left the Three Lions bottom of the group on one point, with Italy next on three and Uruguay in second on six. They came behind Costa Rica at the top of the table, who finish undefeated on seven points.

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