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World Cup: Italy 0-1 Uruguay

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World Cup 2014: Italy 0-1 Uruguay highlights

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.

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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.

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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.

Suarez was pictured holding his mouth after clashing with Chiellini in the area
Chiellini told journalists after the game that he thought he had been bitten
Marchisio was given a straight red for a high, studs up challenge on Egidio Arevalo
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

Line-ups

Italy

  • 1Buffon
  • 19Bonucci
  • 15Barzagli
  • 3Chiellini
  • 2De SciglioBooked at 77mins
  • 4Darmian
  • 23VerrattiSubstituted forMottaat 75'minutes
  • 8MarchisioBooked at 59mins
  • 21Pirlo
  • 17ImmobileSubstituted forCassanoat 71'minutes
  • 9BalotelliBooked at 22minsSubstituted forParoloat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Motta
  • 6Candreva
  • 7Abate
  • 10Cassano
  • 11Cerci
  • 12Sirigu
  • 13Perin
  • 14Aquilani
  • 16De Rossi
  • 18Parolo
  • 20Paletta
  • 22Insigne

Uruguay

  • 1MusleraBooked at 90mins
  • 3Godín
  • 20González
  • 22Cáceres
  • 13Giménez
  • 6PereiraSubstituted forStuaniat 63'minutes
  • 7RodríguezSubstituted forRamírezat 78'minutes
  • 17Arévalo RiosBooked at 46mins
  • 14LodeiroSubstituted forMaxi Pereiraat 45'minutes
  • 21Cavani
  • 9Suárez

Substitutes

  • 2Lugano
  • 4Fucile
  • 5Gargano
  • 8Hernández
  • 10Forlán
  • 11Stuani
  • 12Muñoz
  • 15Pérez
  • 16Maxi Pereira
  • 18Ramírez
  • 19Coates
  • 23Silva
Referee:
Marco Rodríguez
Attendance:
39,706

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamUruguay
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Italy 0, Uruguay 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Italy 0, Uruguay 1.
Thiago Motta (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Christian Stuani (Uruguay).
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.
Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Álvaro González (Uruguay).

Booking

Fernando Muslera (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Andrea Barzagli (Italy).
Gastón Ramírez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Italy. Conceded by Christian Stuani.
Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gastón Ramírez (Uruguay).

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.
Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Mattia De Sciglio.
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luis Suarez (Uruguay).

Substitution

Substitution, Uruguay. Gastón Ramírez replaces Cristian Rodríguez.

Booking

Mattia De Sciglio (Italy) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Italy).
Maxi Pereira (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristian Rodríguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Thiago Motta replaces Marco Verratti because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Marco Verratti (Italy) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Antonio Cassano replaces Ciro Immobile.
Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Álvaro González (Uruguay).
Offside, Italy. Marco Verratti tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.
Corner, Italy. Conceded by José María Giménez.
Attempt blocked. Ciro Immobile (Italy) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Uruguay. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.
Attempt saved. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luis Suarez.
Attempt missed. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ciro Immobile.

Substitution

Substitution, Uruguay. Christian Stuani replaces Álvaro Pereira.
Ciro Immobile (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by José María Giménez (Uruguay).
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.

Dismissal

Claudio Marchisio (Italy) is shown the red card.
Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).
Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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.
Foul by Ciro Immobile (Italy).
Diego Godín (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Marco Parolo (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo.
Offside, Italy. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.
Hand ball by Edinson Cavani (Uruguay).
Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Italy).
José María Giménez (Uruguay) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).
Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) because of an injury.
Claudio Marchisio (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cristian Rodríguez (Uruguay).

Booking

Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Marco Verratti (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Egidio Arévalo Rios (Uruguay).

Second Half

Second Half begins Italy 0, Uruguay 0.
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As It Stood

A

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1Brazil321057
2Mexico321037
3Croatia310203
4Cameroon3003-80

B

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1Netherlands330079
2Chile320126
3Spain3102-33
4Australia3003-60

C

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1Colombia330079
2Greece3111-24
3Ivory Coast3102-13
4Japan3012-41

D

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1Costa Rica321037
2Uruguay320106
3Italy3102-13
4England3012-21

E

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1France220066
2Ecuador210103
3Switzerland2101-23
4Honduras2002-40

F

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1Argentina220026
2Nigeria211014
3Iran2011-11
4Bos-Herze2002-20

G

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1Germany211044
2USA211014
3Ghana2011-11
4Portugal2011-41

H

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1Belgium220026
2Algeria210113
3Russia2011-11
4South Korea2011-21
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