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The Group C match at Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Maracana stadium was played on the five-year anniversary of Suarez’s equally iconic nibble on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini‘s shoulder at the 2014 World Cup, so it’s perhaps fitting that he was up to all his old tricks.
Five years ago today, Luis Suárez bit Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.
He received a four-month ban from football. pic.twitter.com/eB3xAG3xYX
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 24, 2019
In fact, the Barcelona striker was caught doing the most “Luis Suarez” thing imaginable at one point while appealing for a handball — against the Chile goalkeeper, for handling the ball inside his own box!
Suarez attempted to round Gabriel Arias, only for the stopper to manually block his path, for which Suarez instinctively attempted to claim a penalty.
— DAZN España (@DAZN_ES) June 24, 2019
Unperturbed, the Celeste star launched another frenetic card appeal to the referee when Chile full-back Gonzalo Jara brought down a pitch invader with a robust trip.
— desimpedidos (@desimpedidos) June 25, 2019
Quite the night’s work for our old friend Luis.
Uruguay went on to pip Chile 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Edinson Cavani that ensured they finished top of their group, thus setting up a quarterfinal tie against Peru. Chile, meanwhile, will take on Colombia for a place in the semifinals.
There’s only two Adama Traores
There were confusing, quite possibly unprecedented scenes in the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday night as Mali racked up a convincing win over tournament debutants Mauritania.
It began when Adama Traore (of French club Metz) scored The Eagle’s third goal only to be replaced by Adama Traore (of Ligue 1 side Monaco) on the hour mark.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) June 24, 2019
Traore then went and scored Mali’s fourth goal of the game in a 4-1 victory. Both Traores also scored their goals from outside the penalty area.
Mind-boggling stuff, reminiscent of the bafflement that arose during the League Two encounter between Swindon and Accrington Stanley last season during which two players with the same name were sent off.
84 – RED CARD! James Dunne shown a straight red for an altercation with a Accrington player.
Accrington’s Jimmy Dunne is also off after getting a second yellow
— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) 5 May 2018
Like the old terrace chants goes: There’s only two Adama Traores (and that’s if you ignore Spain under-21 international Adama Traore, who currently plays for Wolves).