SBI Tuesday Rewind: Alitdore still out; Costa Rica tops group; a bite heard 'round the world; and more

SBI Tuesday Rewind: Alitdore still out; Costa Rica tops group; a bite heard 'round the world; and more

SBI Daily Rewind

SBI Tuesday Rewind: Alitdore still out; Costa Rica tops group; a bite heard 'round the world; and more

Jozy Altidore

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

As the U.S. Men’s National Team stares down a make-or-break match against Germany, they will again be without one their best assets: Forward Jozy Altidore. As expected, Altidore will not be eligible Thursday, although SBI’s Franco Panizo reported from Brazil that coach Jurgen Klinsmann left the door open on Altidore returning if the U.S. advances beyond Germany.

Meanwhile, the 2014 World Cup shocks keep coming, and the final round of Group D had more than one. First, CONCACAF’s Costa Rica won the group and advanced to the Round of 16 for the first time since 1990. It was a shock for Italy, who were surprisingly sent home in a loss to Uruguay. But to add insult to injury, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini — Suarez’s third time being caught biting opposing players — without being carded.

And Greece made some history in Group C, advancing to the knockout round for the first time ever whilst Colombia stayed perfect in their group.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI today:

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

Uruguay controversially take down Italy to advance to knockout stage

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Diego Godín

Greece ousts Ivory Coast on last-minute penalty kick

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Georgios Samaras

Colombia routs Japan for perfect run through Group C

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: James Rodriguez

England finishes winless as Costa Rica tops Group D in scoreless draw

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Giancarlo Gonzalez

Marquez turns back the clock to spur Mexico onto victory

World Cup Day 13: Your Running Commentary

World Cup Day 13: A Look Ahead

U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM:
Altidore won’t make return from hamstring injury vs. Germany

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER:
Tuesday Kickoff: Man United close in on Herrera; Barca make Kroos offer; and more

 

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