Italy 0-1 Uruguay

Diego Godin scored Uruguay’s only goal against Italy that was enough to carry them to the knockout round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup.

Liverpool and Uruguayan star Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italian Giorgio Chiellini as the duo tussled in the box. One of the World’s best Suarez, leaned in out of the view of the referee, to take a bite out of Chiellini’s shoulder as if it were a piece of beef.

It was the third time Suarez appeared to bite a player as the previous two also went unnoticed. Chiellini raced towards the referee, pulling his jersey aside to show him the bite marks, but he did not respond.

Just moments later, Diego Godin, Uruguay’s captain scored with his shoulder in the 81st minute to eliminate the Azzurri who were clearly still bitter with the incident earlier.

Four time champion Italy headed home for the second time from the group phase in four years along with Coach Cesare Prandelli and federation president Giancarlo Abete who both resigned after the match.

Earlier in the 59th minute, Claudio Marchisio was shown a straight red card for putting his boot into Egidio Arevalo’s knee to reduce Italy to 10 men while Balotelli picked up yellow, second in two matches.

Uruguay will battle Colombia at the Maracana on Saturday in the last 16 and it is also expected that FIFA will begin investigation for Suarez misconduct.

England 0-0 Costa Rica

Meanwhile group-mates England and Costa Rica played out a goalless draw in Belo Horizonte to hand the three lions another dismal performance in the World Cup.

Roy Hodgson’s squad applauded their traveling fans at the final whistle despite the disappointment in their campaign.

Raheem Sterling replaced Lallana in the 62nd minute before Sturridge missed the best chance in the 65th minute, as he curled a shot wide of the far post with his left foot.

Jack Wilshere came off for Steven Gerrard in the 73rd minute followed by Wayne Rooney who came on for Milner. England hadn’t had a shot on target then as the English finished winless.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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