David Luiz gets a hug from Neymar: history teach that should Brazil fail to win the trophy at home, they risk being marked out for decades as the men who failed Brazil. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Before Brazil faced Chile the team’s coach Felipão had said that if his side lost, life would go on and no one would need to throw themselves down a w(...)

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez: ruled out of football for four months. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/Getty

Fifa secretary general, Jerome Valcke, has urged Luis Suarez to seek professional help and confirmed his previous biting offences were taken into acco(...)

Luis Suarez of Uruguay comes to grips with   Giorgio Chiellini of Italy  during the  Confederations Cup  clash in  Salvador, Brazil last year. Photo:  Claudio Villa/Getty 2:07

To get a sense of just how protective they are towards Luis Suarez in his native Uruguay consider the case of Ricardo Gabito, an investigative jour(...)

Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy react after the biting episode on Tuesday. Photo: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images 2:07

Uruguay football officials were fighting last night to prevent their star striker from receiving a lengthy ban. Most immediately, though, they are bat(...)

Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini leave the pitch after losing to Uruguay in Natal. Photograph:   EPA/

Curiously, in the aftermath of the “disaster” of Italy’s World Cup elimination at the hands of Uruguay, Italian media this morning (or yesterday?) pai(...)

Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder, claiming he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Photo: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Look, there’ll be enough talk about Luis, so we’ll focus on the football.Kidding.“Another one of those where were you when . . . ?” moments, to which (...)

Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini  complains to the referee and claims he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez.

As the final whistle went in Natal to confirm that Uruguay had beaten Italy to progress to the second round of the World Cup, a deep roar of triumph w(...)

Head coach Oscar Tabarez of Uruguay hugs Luis Suarez after their  1-0 victory over Italy  at Estadio das Dunas  in Natal, Brazil. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez claimed that Luis Suarez “is the target of certain sections of the press” after the Liverpool striker provoked another m(...)

Luis Suarez of Uruguay and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy   after a clash in which the latter claims he was bitten.  Photograph:   Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Luis Suarez avoided the controversy of his latest alleged biting incident as he hailed Uruguay’s march into the World Cup knockout stages. Suarez coul(...)

 Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini claims he was bitten by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez as the striker holds his teeth at the Estadio Arena das Dunas in Natal. Photograph: EPA

Luis Suarez has found himself at the centre of another biting storm after a clash with Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s World Cup clash with Italy. With(...)