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Uruguay Through to Knockout Round by Skin of Suarez’s Teeth

Uruguay's star striker apparently sunk his fangs into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, casting a shadow over his team's 1-0 victory

Maybe Luis Suarez is really crying out for a dentist. He’s got some overbite, obviously.

Suarez is the Uruguayan star with a Dracula-like penchant for biting opponents—he’s been suspended twice for it, once in 2010 and again in 2013. This time, on the World Cup stage, he apparently got his choppers into Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in front of the Italian goal, in a scene witnessed by everyone except the referee.

A minute later, his teammate Diego Godin used the legal part of his noggin to head a corner kick past Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon to give the South Americans a 1-0 win. Italy had already been reduced to 10 men because of a red card for a non-biting foul.

Uruguay now advances to the round of 16, although that could likely be without Suarez—unless they bring a muzzle.

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