Luis Suárez could be banned for up to 24 matches under Fifa code

Luis Suárez

Luis Suárez wrote his name into World Cup infamy!

By biting the Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini towards the end of a dramatic Uruguay win, Luis Suarez took the risk of another lengthy suspension of anything up to 24 matches.

Uruguay looked to be heading for the exit in the 79th minute with the game locked at 0-0 – the South Americans needed victory – when Suárez tussled with Chiellini as they chased a ball inside the Italy penalty area.

The Liverpool striker leaned his forehead into Chiellini, in what looked, initially, to be a butt before biting down on his opponent’s shoulder.

Luis Suárez
Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder, claiming he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suárez in their World Cup match. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Chiellini reacted with fury, pulling the neck of his shirt down and across his left shoulder to expose what still photographs revealed to be a bite mark. The Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez – whose nickname is Dracula – took no action, as he did not have a clear view of the flashpoint, but Fifa is investigating and Suárez, not for the first time, faces a massive ban.

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