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Italy VS Uruguay drama
Italy's World Cup campaign ended in sadly familiar style on Wednesday with bickering and recriminations against the referee, yet it was a general lack of quality, especially in attack, which ultimately caused their downfall.
Luis Suarez was at the centre of another biting storm as Uruguay sensationally dumped ten-man Italy out of the World Cup with a dramatic 1-0 victory.
Uruguay captain Diego Godin rose high to thump home an 81st-minute header to settle a gritty Group D battle in Natal with a victory that sees Italy knocked out in the first round for the second World Cup in a row.
But the shock of Italy's exit is almost certain to be overshadowed by an incredible incident involving Suarez just moments before Godin's winner.