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Venezuelan president weighs in on Suarez bite row

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has said Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez had been unfairly punished for helping eliminate Italy and England. Suarez claimed that he did not deliberately bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

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Italy player claims he was bitten by Luis Suarez

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini has claimed he was bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during their 2014 World Cup Group D final match in Natal.

Chiellini held onto his arm after the incident, while Suarez held onto his own teeth.

Both players sit on the floor after the incident. Credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Chiellini was also seen pulling down his shirt to expose his shoulder, claiming to show an apparent injury.

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows off his shoulder after the claim. Credit: REUTERS/Yves Herman

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