Must-See Video: Suarez bites Chiellini during final Group D match

Must-See Video: Suarez bites Chiellini during final Group D match

World Cup 2014

Must-See Video: Suarez bites Chiellini during final Group D match

Chiellini bite marks by Tony Gentile of Reuters

By CAITLIN MURRAY

It seems Luis Suarez thought his Uruguay side needed a little more bite in their attack — literally.

In a shocking turn of events, Italy was knocked out of the World Cup group stage by Uruguay on Tuesday, 1-0, but it was what happened in the 79th minute that everyone couldn’t stop talking about. For the third time in his career, Suarez appeared to be caught on camera biting another player during the run of play.

This time it was defender Giorgio Chiellini, who fell down grabbing his shoulder and screaming after Suarez pushed his head into Chiellini’s shoulder and appeared to bite it. Suarez was left clutching his mouth in apparent pain. Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez seemed uninterested in what Chiellini had to show him and no card was given.

But FIFA will reportedly investigate the incident and Suarez could face a ban of up to two years if found to have committed the most serious of violations to FIFA’s codes.

After the match, Suarez denied biting Chiellini, reportedly saying: “I had contact with his shoulder, nothing more.” But Chiellini called Suarez “a sneak” and encouraged FIFA to use video evidence to discipline Suarez.

Watch video of the incident after the jump:

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What do you think? Is there another explanation for what happened in the video? If Suarez did bite Chiellini, how should FIFA respond?

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