Not again! Luis Suarez reacts after the incident and, inset, Giorgio Chiellini shows the alleged bite marks. *AFP photo
Not again! Luis Suarez reacts after the incident and, inset, Giorgio Chiellini shows the alleged bite marks. *AFP photo

Luis Suarez was embroiled in a new ‘bite’ scandal after appearing to take a chunk out of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder.

Uruguay qualified at the expense of the Italians thanks to a 1-0 win yesterday but the talk was all about whether Suarez, who has been involved in biting incidents twice before, will now be slapped with a hefty FIFA ban.

“It was ridiculous not to send Suarez off. It is clear, clear-cut,” Chiellini told Italian television station Rai TV

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli, who said he would resign after the defeat, added: “I didn’t see the images of Suarez but I did see the bite marks in Chiellini’s shoulder.”

Uruguay captain Diego Lugano defended Suarez: “What did you see? You saw this, really? You need to show me because I didn’t see anything.” In Group D’s other game, England played out a poor 0-0 draw with Costa Rica, who had already qualified.

In Group C, Colombia beat Japan 4-1 and Greece stunned Ivory Coast with a last-minute penalty to win 2-1 and qualify. 

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