Uruguay scored a dramatic late winner to knock four-time winners Italy out of the World Cup in a match involving another controversial Luis Suarez 'biting' incident.

Liverpool striker Suarez appeared to bite Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini one minute before Diego Godin scored Uruguay's winner.

Earlier in the game, Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio was sent off for a studs-up challenge on Egidio Arevalo.

World Cup 2014: Uruguay forward Luis Suarez

World Cup 2014: Uruguay's Luis Suarez bites Chiellini

Uruguay will now play Colombia at the Maracana on Saturday in the last 16 of the World Cup, but controversy is likely to rumble on.

Italy left the field furious at the manner of their defeat and having to come to terms with a second World Cup in a row in which they have failed to get beyond the group stages - in 2010 they finished bottom of their group with only 2 points.

Italian coach Cesare Prandelli said before the game it was "the most important match of my professional career" and after the defeat offered his resignation.

This was a tense and turgid contest that was bad-tempered both on the field and the touchline.

On a number of occasions the officials had to step between the two benches, the referee's whistle interrupted play constantly and the players spent as much time on the turf as they did running with the ball at their feet.

Key facts

Italy have won just one of their last seven World Cup games, drawing three and losing three.

It is the first time since 1970 Italy have failed to score in two consecutive World Cup games.

This is the sixth win for South American sides in eight matches with European teams in this World Cup.

That suited Italy, who only needed a draw to go through. The Azzuri, in a 3-5-2 formation, lacked cohesion, tempo and sustained threat. But if their system was designed to disrupt Uruguay's attacking flow, it was working.

Andrea Pirlo forced Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera to push his swerving free-kick over the bar, while striker Ciro Immobile shot wildly over.

Edinson Cavani wanted a penalty after 50 minutes, having gone down under the challenge of Andrea Barzagli, but the referee waved his claims away.

The Mexican official would, however, change the game moments later when he showed Marchisio a red card after the Juve midfielder challenged Arevalo for a loose ball near the centre circle.

Marchisio's studs were raised and made contact with the Uruguay midfielder close to his knee, leaving the referee with no option but to show him the red card.

World Cup 2014: Italy 0-1 Uruguay highlights

World Cup 2014: Italy 0-1 Uruguay highlights

Uruguay sensed their opportunity. Suarez almost broke the deadlock, striking a low shot with the outside of his boot that Buffon turned away with his upper arm.

More controversy was to come, however, as Suarez and Chiellini clashed in the penalty area with nine minutes remaining.

The Italy defender immediately complained to the referee that he had been bitten and attempted to show the official the mark.

With Italy's players still complaining to the referee, Uruguay won a corner. Suarez delivered a perfect cross and Godin rose highest, the ball going in off his back.

Italy threw everything at Uruguay to rescue the game, including keeper Buffon striding forward for a late corner, but Oscar Tabarez's side held firm.

This game is unlikely to be remembered for football, however. The spotlight will, once again, fall on Suarez.

Luis Suarez holds his mouth after clashing with Girgio Chiellini

Suarez was pictured holding his mouth after clashing with Chiellini in the area

Giorgio Chiellini attempted to show the referee the marks on on his shoulder after clashing with Suarez

Chiellini told journalists after the game that he thought he had been bitten

Claudio Marchisio is sent off for Italy

Marchisio was given a straight red for a high, studs up challenge on Egidio Arevalo

Mario Balotelli

Balotelli was on the receiving end of some strong challenges from the Uruguayans and picked up a booking that would have ruled him out of the second round before being subbed off at half-time

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Italy

  • 01 Buffon
  • 19 Bonucci
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 03 Chiellini
  • 02 De Sciglio Booked
  • 04 Darmian
  • 23 Verratti (Motta - 75' )
  • 08 Marchisio Dismissed
  • 21 Pirlo
  • 17 Immobile (Cassano - 71' )
  • 09 Balotelli Booked (Parolo - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Motta
  • 06 Candreva
  • 07 Abate
  • 10 Cassano
  • 11 Cerci
  • 12 Sirigu
  • 13 Perin
  • 14 Aquilani
  • 16 De Rossi
  • 18 Parolo
  • 20 Paletta
  • 22 Insigne

Uruguay

  • 01 Muslera Booked
  • 03 Godín
  • 20 González
  • 22 Cáceres
  • 13 Giménez
  • 06 Pereira (Stuani - 63' )
  • 07 Rodríguez (Ramírez - 78' )
  • 17 Arévalo Rios Booked
  • 14 Lodeiro (Maxi Pereira - 45' )
  • 21 Cavani
  • 09 Suárez

Substitutes

  • 02 Lugano
  • 04 Fucile
  • 05 Gargano
  • 08 Hernández
  • 10 Forlán
  • 11 Stuani
  • 12 Muñoz
  • 15 Pérez
  • 16 Maxi Pereira
  • 18 Ramírez
  • 19 Coates
  • 23 Silva
Ref: Marco Rodríguez
Att: 39,706

Match Stats

Shots

9 14

On target

1 5

Corners

3 3

Fouls

19 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Italy 0, Uruguay 1.

90:00 +5:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Italy 0, Uruguay 1.

90:00 +4:34

Thiago Motta (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:34

Foul by Christian Stuani (Uruguay).

90:00 +4:19

Attempt missed. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the right. Assisted by Álvaro González with a headed pass.

90:00 +4:01

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:01

Foul by Álvaro González (Uruguay).

90:00 +0:30 Booking

Booking Fernando Muslera (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:06

Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Italy).

90:00 +0:06

Gastón Ramírez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:19

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Christian Stuani.

84:12

Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:54

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:54

Foul by Gastón Ramírez (Uruguay).

80:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Italy 0, Uruguay 1. Diego Godín (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gastón Ramírez with a cross following a corner.

80:24

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Mattia De Sciglio.

78:31

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:31

Foul by Luis Suarez (Uruguay).

77:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Gastón Ramírez replaces Cristian Rodríguez.

76:52 Booking

Booking Mattia De Sciglio (Italy) is shown the yellow card.

76:45

Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Italy).

76:45

Maxi Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:28

Attempt blocked. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristian Rodríguez.

74:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Thiago Motta replaces Marco Verratti because of an injury.

74:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

74:04

Delay in match Marco Verratti (Italy) because of an injury.

70:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Antonio Cassano replaces Ciro Immobile.

70:17

Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:17

Foul by Álvaro González (Uruguay).

68:35

Offside, Italy. Marco Verratti tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.

67:23

Corner, Italy. Conceded by José María Giménez.

67:20

Attempt blocked. Ciro Immobile (Italy) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

65:18

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

65:12

Attempt saved. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:10

Attempt blocked. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Suarez.

64:38

Attempt missed. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ciro Immobile.

62:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Christian Stuani replaces Álvaro Pereira.

62:07

Ciro Immobile (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:07

Foul by José María Giménez (Uruguay).

60:50

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Martín Cáceres with a cross.

58:46 Dismissal

Dismissal Claudio Marchisio (Italy) is shown the red card.

58:43

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).

58:43

Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:54

Attempt missed. Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luis Suarez with a through ball.

55:45

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Italy).

55:45

Diego Godín (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:51

Attempt blocked. Marco Parolo (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

53:40

Offside, Italy. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.

53:09

Hand ball by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

52:28

Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Italy).

52:28

José María Giménez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:34

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).

51:34

Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:17

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

47:36

Delay in match Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) because of an injury.

46:27

Claudio Marchisio (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:27

Foul by Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay).

45:29 Booking

Booking Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:22

Marco Verratti (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:22

Foul by Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay).

45:00

Second Half begins Italy 0, Uruguay 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Marco Parolo replaces Mario Balotelli because of an injury.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Uruguay. Maxi Pereira replaces Nicolás Lodeiro.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Italy 0, Uruguay 0.

45:00 +1:51

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +1:28

Delay in match Matteo Darmian (Italy) because of an injury.

45:00 +0:27

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:27

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).

44:50

Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

43:52

Foul by Matteo Darmian (Italy).

43:52

Álvaro Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:13

Hand ball by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

40:26

Matteo Darmian (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:26

Foul by Álvaro Pereira (Uruguay).

38:15

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:15

Foul by Luis Suarez (Uruguay).

37:51

Attempt missed. Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Cristian Rodríguez.

35:05

Hand ball by Marco Verratti (Italy).

33:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:40

Delay in match Mario Balotelli (Italy) because of an injury.

32:02

Attempt saved. Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

30:07

Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:07

Foul by Martín Cáceres (Uruguay).

28:46

Attempt missed. Ciro Immobile (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

26:38

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

26:05

Hand ball by Andrea Pirlo (Italy).

25:55

Attempt missed. Andrea Barzagli (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.

24:55

Attempt blocked. Claudio Marchisio (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mario Balotelli.

24:09

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Italy).

24:09

Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:37

Attempt missed. Álvaro González (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

21:58 Booking

Booking Mario Balotelli (Italy) is shown the yellow card.

21:51

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

21:51

Álvaro Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:06

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

21:06

Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:48

Attempt blocked. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Nicolás Lodeiro.

20:21

Offside, Italy. Giorgio Chiellini tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.

17:32

Hand ball by Mattia De Sciglio (Italy).

16:24

Marco Verratti (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:24

Foul by Álvaro Pereira (Uruguay).

13:41

Offside, Uruguay. Álvaro Pereira tries a through ball, but Luis Suarez is caught offside.

12:19

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).

12:19

Álvaro González (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:42

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Fernando Muslera.

11:36

Attempt saved. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

11:02

Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:02

Foul by Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay).

9:56

Marco Verratti (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:56

Foul by Martín Cáceres (Uruguay).

8:03

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:03

Foul by Luis Suarez (Uruguay).

7:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

7:24

Delay in match Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) because of an injury.

7:03

Attempt saved. Álvaro González (Uruguay) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

6:58

Attempt blocked. Álvaro González (Uruguay) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

6:21

Foul by Marco Verratti (Italy).

6:21

Álvaro Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:23

Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Italy).

5:23

Luis Suarez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:32

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:32

Foul by Luis Suarez (Uruguay).

3:27

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:27

Foul by Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay).

3:06

Foul by Matteo Darmian (Italy).

3:06

Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:57

Attempt saved. Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:32

Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

0:32

Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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