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Luis Suarez
FIFA bites back
Disciplinary Committee suspended Luis Suarez of Uruguay nine matches following a biting incident that occurred during the World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay on June 24. Suarez was also banned... FULL STORY>>
Costa Rica
Claiming Their Spot
Costa Rica claimed the top spot in Group D on Tuesday after holding England to a scoreless draw at the Estadio Mineirao.

Few had Costa Rica pegged to accomplish much in the "group of champions", but Los Ticos proved their mettle earlier in the tournament with wins over Uruguay and Italy in their first two group-stage matches.  FULL STORY>>
Diego Godin
Uruguay Heads On
Diego Godin nodded Uruguay into the knockout round, scoring on an 81st-minute header to give his nation a 1-0 victory over 10-man Italy at the Estadio das Dunas on Tuesday.

Italy was reduced to 10 men when Claudio Marchisio was issued a straight red card for a dangerous challenge on Egidio Arevalo in the 59th minute.  FULL STORY>>
Bryan Ruiz
Shock And Awe
Costa Rica became the fourth country to qualify for the knockout round at the World Cup by grinding out a 1-0 victory over Italy at the Arena Pernambuco on Friday.

Los Ticos opened the tournament with a shock win against Uruguay and managed to build on the result by upsetting Italy thanks to a 44th-minute goal from Bryan Ruiz.  FULL STORY>>
Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez made a triumphant debut in the 2014 World Cup, bagging a brace to lead Uruguay to a 2-1 defeat of England at the Arena Corinthians on Thursday.

The Liverpool man was recovering from knee surgery when Uruguay opened the tournament with a defeat to Costa Rica on Saturday, but he started Thursday's...  FULL STORY>>
Costa Rica
Every Game Matters
Group D figured to be one of the more interesting groups at the 2014 World Cup, and after Saturday's results, things got a whole lot more intriguing.

For the first time, three former World Cup winners were drawn together as four-time champions Italy, two-time winners Uruguay and 1966 victors England found... FULL STORY>>
Mario Balotelli
Italy Edges England
Italy turned out a professional performance at the Arena Amazonia on Saturday to get a 2-1 victory over England.

Claudio Marchisio's 35th-minute strike was canceled out by England's Daniel Sturridge within two minutes, but Mario Balotelli notched the go-ahead goal five minutes into the second half to restore the lead.  FULL STORY>>
Costa Rica
Costa Rica Rallies
Costa Rica pulled off a shock result at the Estadio Castelao on Saturday, coming from behind to get a 3-1 win over Uruguay to upset the balance in Group D.

Uruguay, a strong pre-tournament favorite to advance to the knockout round, grabbed the lead after 23 minutes thanks to Edinson Cavani's penalty kick. But the... FULL STORY>>