Luís Suárez Makes Lasting Impression: FIFA Opens Disciplinary Proceeding On Bite Attack

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini complains after Uruguay's Luis Suarez bit him during the World Cup

The world’s governing body for soccer, FIFA, began disciplinary proceedings Tuesday night against Uruguayan striker Luís Suárez for having apparently bitten the Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder.

The incident took place in the 80th minute. Television replays showed the two jostling for position near the Italian goal, when Suárez brought his head down near Chiellini’s left shoulder.

The Italian responded sharply, throwing his elbow into Suárez’s face, after which both men fell to the ground—Chiellini holding his shoulder, Suárez his front teeth.

Chiellini pulled down the collar of his jersey, displaying what appeared to be a bite mark on his skin.

No foul was called by the game’s referee, however, and play resumed with Uruguayan captain Diego Godín scoring the match’s only goal about a minute later.

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