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  • Ugliness reigns as Uruguay edges 10-man Italy 1-0

    Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after running into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:58 pm | Updated: 11:52 pm, Tue Jun 24, 2014.

NATAL, Brazil — After nearly two weeks of mostly beautiful, free-flowing football, the game’s ugly side was on full display when Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup.

With a bite on the shoulder, a shin to the head and a boot to the knee, there wasn’t much to admire at the Arena das Dunas. Even the match’s lone goal was a product of brute force — it didn’t even come with a kick or a header.

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