All Eyes on Brazil as Teams Battle for Soccer Supremacy

Game With Bite: Uruguay's Suarez Sinks His Teeth Into Italian World Cup Opponent

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014  |  Updated 4:18 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...

    Photos and Videos
    More Photos and Videos

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup qualifying game.

    The incident, shown on television replays, showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area. It happened about a minute before Uruguay scored in the 81st and won the match.

    It wasn't the first time Suarez used his teeth on the pitch. Suarez was sanctioned with a heavy ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the English premier League in 2013. Before that, he was hit with a seven-game ban in 2010 for biting a player in the Dutch Eredivisie.

    FIFA can sanction players for biting with bans of up to two years.

    News of the bite spread quickly on social media where users posted funny quips about the cannibalistic scene.

     

    Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
    View Comments (
    )
    |
    Email
    |
    Print
    Leave Comments
    Bay Area Proud
    Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
    Follow Us
    Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
    Send Us Your Story Tips
    Check Out