FIFA charges Luis Suarez, opens disciplinary hearings over bite
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has charged Luis Suarez for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup.
FIFA asked the team to present evidence by 5 p.m. Wednesday. A decision must be published before Saturday, when Uruguay plays Colombia in a round-of-16 match. Uruguay advanced by beating Italy 1-0 on Tuesday in Natal.
One minute before the decisive goal, Suarez clashed with Chiellini and was caught by television cameras biting his shoulder. Match referee Marco Rodriguez of Mexico appeared not to see the incident and took no action.
On Tuesday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer George Dohrmann and contributor Jeff Bradley discuss the potential discipline Uruguay's Luis Suarez will face after biting an Italian defender.