The 2014 World Cup is down to four teams. But plenty of stories are still swirling around. Here are five things you missed.
FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star’s World Cup.
The World Cup is still in motion and the USMNT is still alive in Brazil. Here are five things that you may have missed during the World Cup this past week.
FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season.
FIFA has officially charged Uruguay’s Luis Suarez with biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams’ World Cup match, a process that could lead to a suspension for Uruguay’s best offensive player.
Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, although the victory was overshadowed by a biting incident involving the South American side’s star forward Luis Suarez.
Luis Suarez and Uruguay are full of momentum after beating England. Mario Balotelli and Italy are struggling to recover after a draining loss to Costa Rica. Two teams in completely different states – both mentally and physically – meet Tuesday and only one of them will advance to the second round of the World Cup.
Costa Rica followed up its surprise win over Uruguay with another World Cup stunner on Friday, beating four-time champion Italy 1-0 to secure a spot in the next round and eliminate England in the process.