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Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

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.

07/11/2014

Fabio Grosso of Italy scores the winning penalty in a penalty shootout at the end of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Final match between Italy and France at the Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany.  (Source: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Top World Cup Final Matches

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.

07/10/2014

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez celebrates their victory at the end of a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. Uruguay won 1-0. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Source: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA Suspends Suarez 9 Games For Biting

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.

06/26/2014

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez celebrates their victory at the end of a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. Uruguay won 1-0. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Source: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA Charges Luis Suarez For Biting In World Cup

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.

06/25/2014

Uruguay's midfielder Alvaro Pereira (L) celebrates their victory with teammates at the end of a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. Uruguay won 1-0.    (Source: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Uruguay Edges Italy 1-0 To Advance At World Cup

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.

06/24/2014

Players of Italy during a training session on June 21, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Source: Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italy And Uruguay To Play For One Spot In Round Of 16

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.

06/24/2014

Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez (C) celebrates scoring during the Group D football match between Uruguay and England at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Source: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Suarez Scores Twice As Uruguay Defeats England 2-1

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.

06/19/2014

Football fans are draped in Uruguay's flags, as they walk near Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza ahead of the Group D football match between Uruguay and Costa Rica during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014. (Source: DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Costa Rica Set To Play Uruguay In World Cup Saturday

-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.

06/14/2014

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