Uruguay edges Italy 1-0 to advance at World Cup

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NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Giorgio Chiellini of Italy pulls down his shirt after a clash with Luis Suarez of Uruguay (not pictured) as Gaston Ramirez of Uruguay looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Luis Suarez of Uruguay reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez reacts while sitting on the pitch 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/Hassan Ammar)
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, left, shakes hand with Giorgio Chiellini after the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 to reach the second round of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, left, lays on the pitch after Uruguay's Luis Suarez, right, ran into him with his teeth 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/Hassan Ammar)
Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini clutches his shoulder after clashing with Uruguay forward Luis Suarez during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. Uruguay won 1-0. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Giorgio Chiellini of Italy reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Italy's Andrea Pirlo leaves the pitch following the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Uruguay won 1-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez walks with his hands on his head 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/Hassan Ammar)
Italy's Giorgio Chiellini holds his shoulder after Uruguay's Luis Suarez ran into it with his teeth 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/Petr David Josek)
Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez (L) reacts past Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Uruguay players celebrate after defeating Italy 1-0 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/Hassan Ammar)
Uruguay players celebrate after Diego Godin scored his side's first goal 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/Hassan Ammar)
Uruguay's Diego Godin jumps over the advertisement board as he celebrates scoring the opening goal 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/Andrew Medichini)
Uruguay's Diego Godin, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal 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/Petr David Josek)
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, center, dives for the ball as Uruguay's Diego Godin scores the opening goal 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/Andrew Medichini)
Uruguay's Diego Godin jumps over a barricade after scoring his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Right is Uruguay's Luis Suarez. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon kneels outside his goal after being scored on by Uruguay's Diego Godin (3) during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Uruguary defeated Italy 1-0. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
Italy's Marco Parolo, left, and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon walk past Uruguay's Luis Suarez, right, after the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 to reach the second round of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Uruguay fans celebrate after Diego Godin scored his side's first goal 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/Hassan Ammar)
Uruguay players celebrate after defeating Italy 1-0 during the group D World Cup soccer match at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Alvaro Gonzalez of Uruguay and Marco Parolo of Italy compete during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Uruguay's defender Diego Godin celebrates after scoring during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) appeals to the referee after apparently being bitten by Uruguay forward Luis Suarez during a Group D football match between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. Uruguay won 1-0. AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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By ANDREW DAMPF

NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, although the victory was overshadowed by a biting incident involving the South American side's star forward Luis Suarez.

Four-time champion Italy, meanwhile, is heading home after the group phase for the second time in four years.

Godin rose above a crowd of defenders to meet a corner with his left shoulder and veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had no chance.

Moments earlier, replays showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian penalty area.

Suarez was already sanctioned with a heavy ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in the English Premier League in 2013 and FIFA can sanction players for biting with bans of up to two years.

Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio was shown a direct red card for putting his boot into Egidio Arevalo's knee in the 59th. Mario Balotelli picked up his second yellow card in two matches during the first half, and was benched for the second period.

Costa Rica was the surprise winner of Group D with seven points following a 0-0 draw with England on Tuesday. Uruguay finished second with six, while Italy and England went home with three and one point, respectively.

Uruguay had to win to go through while Italy needed only a draw and it was clear that the Azzurri were playing for that result when coach Cesare Prandelli replaced Balotelli with a defensive midfielder, Andrea Parolo, to start the second half.

It appeared the tactic could work when veteran goalkeeper Buffon stuck his right arm out to deny an excellent effort from Suarez in the 66th on a sizzling afternoon at the Arena das Dunas.

But Godin was waiting to meet a corner from substitute Gaston Ramirez, who had come on three minutes earlier. With his back to the goal, Godin managed to redirect the ball into the far corner.

Uruguay had argued for a penalty in the 51st when Edinson Cavani got his legs tangled with Leonardo Bonucci, but Mexican referee Marco Rodirguez motioned to play on.

The last time Italy failed to proceed from the group stages in two successive World Cups came between 1950 and 1966, when Italy was eliminated in the first round four successive times.

Italy controlled much of the match with its passing accuracy in midfield while Uruguay relied on swift counterattacks and even attempted to surprise Buffon with shots from its own half.

FIFA listed the temperature at a sizzling 33 C (91 F), and clouds gave way to sun about midway through the first half, providing no relief for the players.

Uruguay fans took over one entire corner of the stadium - which is named after this coastal city's massive sand dunes - and greatly outnumbered Italy's supporters.

In the 22nd, Balotelli was shown a yellow for a needless foul on Alvaro Pereira. Balotelli practically leapt over the midfielder, hitting the back of the opponent's head with his left shin.

Pereira was already the victim of a head injury in Uruguay's 2-1 win over England.

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