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Uruguay Defeats Italy 1-0, Advances To The Round Of 16

Uruguay — which was, by the way, the first country to legalize marijuana — defeats Italy 1-0. Controversy near the the end of the game after Luis Suarez apparently bit an Italian player.

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Group D Standings: Costa Rica and Uruguay will advance to the Round of 16.

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FINAL: Uruguay defeats Italy 1-0 and advances to the Round of 16.

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Uruguay leads 1-0 in stoppage time. Italy needs a miracle goal with 10 men to advance to the Round of 16.

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GOAL: Uruguay leads 1-0 in the 83rd after Diego Godin puts one in the back of the net.

Here’s the apparent bite from Suarez.

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Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder after the apparent bite from Luis Suarez.

Suarez getting away with apparently biting an Italian player in the 79th. No cards issued.

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Uruguay’s Gaston Ramirez on in the 78th minute.

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Thiago Motta on for Marco Verratti in the 75th minute. Still nil-nil.

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Another Italian player down in the 74th. The referee pointed to his watch, noting that he’s keeping track of the time-wasting tactics of Italy.

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Still level in Natal as Italy and Uruguay are scoreless in the 73rd minute. Italy playing with 10 men, but still getting chances on goal.

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Buffon with another BRILLIANT save! He doesn’t not want Italy’s World Cup run to be over.

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Here’s the incident that led to Marchisio being sent off for Italy.

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RED CARD: Italy’s Marchisio sent off after a reckless challange. Italy now playing with 10 men.

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Mario Balotelli looks on from the bench after being subbed out for the 2nd half.

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Marco Parolo is on for Mario Balotelli to start the 2nd half.

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Beautiful goalkeeping by Buffon, keeping the match level at 0-0 with around 10 minutes left in the half.

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Balotelli down, and play has been stopped after the challenge on the right. Commentary described Mario’s actions as “theatrical.”

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Here’s the foul that led to Balotelli being book, causing him to miss the next match if Italy advances.

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Mario Balotelli issued the first yellow card of the match in the 23rd minute. He will MISS the next match if Italy goes through to the Round of 16.

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Twenty minutes in and it’s still level in Natal, with both teams jockeying for position in the match.

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Pre-match photo of Uruguay’s starting 11.

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Pre-match photo of the Italian starting 11.

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Italy fans show their support in the stands, holding cut-outs of Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo.

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The match between Italy and Uruguay is underway in Natal!

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Uruguay’s starting 11 for today’s match:

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Italy’s starting 11 for today’s match:

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The official for today’s match is Marco Rodriguez from Mexico.

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Italy will advance with a win/draw versus Uruguay. Uruguay has to win to move on to the Round of 16.

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