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We'll Leave It There So: Suarez's 'bite,' injury heartache for Kilkenny star and today's sport

Italy are out of the World Cup and it’s not even the biggest shock of the day.

NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s sports news…

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World Cup

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On the record

Liam Brady on Luis Suarez: “I think [Suarez] should get longer than he did back after the [Ivanovic bite]. Then he should be taken to the dentist and have his teeth extracted.”

The best thing we shared

On Lionel Messi’s 27th birthday, here are 50 of his best goals.

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Where we were today

Our man in Brazil, Mikey Stafford, reported from his base in Recife.

“The city of Recife was built on land reclaimed from the sea by Dutch settlers in the 17th century and became the capital of the short-lived but mind-bogglingly profitable colony of Nieuw Holland.

“The state of Pernambuco, rich with coffee and Brazilwood, was always coveted by European settlers and, as the port on the most easterly point of this giant country, Recife expanded to meet the needs of the Dutch.”

The fixture list

Japan take on Colombia and Greece face Ivory Coast later in Group C of the World Cup this evening.

  • Tomorrow, in the 5pm games, Bosnia play Iran and Nigeria take on Argentina in Group F.
  • Meanwhile, France face Ecuador and Hoduras are up against Switzerland in Group E at 9pm.
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki are all in action on Day 3 of Wimbledon.

Showbiz, Baby!

Niall Horan has been practising his kicking with Jonny Sexton and Ronan O’Gara.



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