Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has again been involved in diving controversy following Uruguay’s 3-2 win over Argentina on Tuesday, the
The Reds forward fell in the penalty area in the first-half of the tie and the referee pointed to the spot without hesitation. Despite the penalty being awarded, replays showed that Argentina defender Sebastian Dominguez appeared to make minimal contact on the Uruguay man. The former Ajax player, who sparked tensions with Peru last month in a similar incident, composed himself and slotted home the spot kick in his country’s World Cup qualifier.
It is a series in a string of incidents involving Suarez. The 26-year-old has only just returned to domestic action following a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of last season.
The Uruguayan admitted deliberately diving in an attempt to win a penalty in a match against Stoke, and following comments made by former Everton boss David Moyes before a Merseyside derby that Suarez’s diving ‘spoils the game’, Suarez taunted Moyes by celebrating his goal in the game by diving at the feet of the now-Manchester United boss.
Uruguay went on to win the game 3-2 but it wasn’t enough to assure them a place in next year’s World Cup in Brazil. La Celeste face a play off with Jordan, after finishing fifth in their qualifying section, to determine whether they will be heading to the tournament or not.
Elsewhere in the South American qualifying section, Chile and Ecuador booked their places in Brazil, joining the already qualified Argentina and Colombia.
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