To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final is now set, with its two participants earning their way into the match in very different ways. First it was Germany absolutely demolishing host nation Brazil by the score of 7-1. Brazil fell behind 5-0 before the 30th minute was over, a result as shocking to the worldwide audience as it was to all the Brazilians both in attendance in Belo Horizonte and across the country.
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.
Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England at the World Cup on Thursday, making an instant impact on his return from injury to revive his team’s Group D campaign.
-Uruguay surprised the world with a run to the semi-finals of the last World Cup, but will need to be at its best to even make it to the knockout stages four years on.