Toe Poke Daily: Luis Suarez appeals for handball inside penalty area... by goalkeeper
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The Group C match at Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Maracana stadium was played on the five-year anniversary of Suarez's equally iconic nibble on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder at the 2014 World Cup, so it's perhaps fitting that he was up to all his old tricks.
Five years ago today, Luis Suárez bit Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 24, 2019
He received a four-month ban from football. pic.twitter.com/eB3xAG3xYX
In fact, the Barcelona striker was caught doing the most "Luis Suarez" thing imaginable at one point while appealing for a handball -- against the Chile goalkeeper, for handling the ball inside his own box!
Suarez attempted to round Gabriel Arias, only for the stopper to manually block his path, for which Suarez instinctively attempted to claim a penalty.
Unperturbed, the Celeste star launched another frenetic card appeal to the referee when Chile full-back Gonzalo Jara brought down a pitch invader with a robust trip.
Quite the night's work for our old friend Luis.
Uruguay went on to pip Chile 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Edinson Cavani that ensured they finished top of their group, thus setting up a quarterfinal tie against Peru. Chile, meanwhile, will take on Colombia for a place in the semifinals.
There's only two Adama Traores
There were confusing, quite possibly unprecedented scenes in the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday night as Mali racked up a convincing win over tournament debutants Mauritania.
It began when Adama Traore (of French club Metz) scored The Eagle's third goal only to be replaced by Adama Traore (of Ligue 1 side Monaco) on the hour mark.
Traore then went and scored Mali's fourth goal of the game in a 4-1 victory. Both Traores also scored their goals from outside the penalty area.
Mind-boggling stuff, reminiscent of the bafflement that arose during the League Two encounter between Swindon and Accrington Stanley last season during which two players with the same name were sent off.
84 - RED CARD! James Dunne shown a straight red for an altercation with a Accrington player.— Swindon Town FC (@Official_STFC) 5 May 2018
Accrington's Jimmy Dunne is also off after getting a second yellow
Like the old terrace chants goes: There's only two Adama Traores (and that's if you ignore Spain under-21 international Adama Traore, who currently plays for Wolves).
Inter's mint kit
We are firmly in the middle of new-kit season, with dope threads unraveling before our eyes in anticipation of a new campaign. Inter is the latest outfit to present their latest wares.
👕 | HERE IT IS— Inter (@Inter_en) June 25, 2019
Presenting our new Away Kit! pic.twitter.com/5gKdlpRDqn
The Nerazzurri's away kit for 2019-20 features a whole lot of seafoam green, with black and gold accents, it's an ensemble that recalls the most extravagant mint-chocolate-chip ice creams you've ever tasted.
Inter claim that the colour is meant to invoke memories of the goalkeeper kit that Julio Cesar wore when he backstopped the club to a historic Treble in 2009-10 under Jose Mourinho.
👕 | NEW SHIRT— Inter (@Inter_en) June 25, 2019
⚫🔵 BREAK LINES. MAKE DREAMS pic.twitter.com/YOSb6JldDg
The white shorts provide a clean accent, but what really sets this kit off are the socks. White on the bottom, mint on top, with a black band to separate them, featuring a gold Swoosh, encompassing all the colours and contrasts of this kit in a bold yet understated fashion.
Inter are one club we'll be looking forward to making their way to away grounds across Italy this season.