GIORGIO CHIELLINI

  • Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini sign new deals at Juventus November 20, 2014

    Juventus veterans Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have extended their contracts with the Serie A club, taking them to 2017 and 2018, respectively. Buffon, who is captain of Italy as well as Juventus, will be 39 when his new deal expires and will have spent 16 years between the posts at...
  • Chiellini scores all three as Italy beat Azeris 2-1 in Euro Qualifiers October 11, 2014

    Defender Giorgio Chiellini scored three times, including an own goal, as Italy beat Azerbaijan 2-1 in their Euro 2016 Group H qualifier in Palermo on Friday. It was a struggle at times for Antonio Conte's team against an Azerbaijan side who defended in numbers and showed little ambition to go forward,...
  • Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini to miss Norway qualifier September 7, 2014

    Key defender Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out of Italy's opening European Championship qualifier at Norway on Tuesday due to a left calf injury. Chiellini already sat out Italy's 20 win over the Netherlands in a friendly this week for precautionary reasons and further tests Friday revealed the extent of the...
  • Luis Suarez pledges not to bite again August 19, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez said he was ready to "erase" his history...
  • CAS to announce Luis Suarez appeal verdict on Thursday August 13, 2014

    The outcome of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini will be announced on Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Wednesday. Suarez was suspended for nine competitive internationals and from all footballrelated activity for four months after sinking his teeth...
  • Luis Suarez appeals FIFA ban, bite verdict next week August 9, 2014

    Lausanne: Luis Suarez's appeal of his FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup will be decided next week. The Uruguay and Barcelona forward attended a sixhour hearing on Friday before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and gave a statement to the court. He is trying to persuade...
  • CAS start appeal into Suarez biting ban August 8, 2014

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began its hearing on Friday into Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match. Suarez, wearing a checked shirt, brushed aside photographers and refused to make any comment as he arrived by...
  • Hearing on Luis Suarez's ban appeal on Friday, verdict likely next week August 7, 2014

    Luis Suarez should find out next week whether he has won his appeal against a fourmonth ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the decision is "likely to be rendered some days" after the closeddoor hearing in Lausanne on Friday. The fasttrack timetable...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez to appeal 'Fascist' bite ban, says Lawyer July 12, 2014

    Madrid: Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will appeal a "fascist' fourmonth ban for biting a World Cup rival, his lawyer said Friday. FIFA had rejected an appeal the previous day by Uruguay and the 27yearold over the severity of his punishment. But now Suarez is going to the Court of Arbitration for...
  • World Cup 2014: Barcelona praise Luis Suarez for 'recognising error' July 2, 2014

    Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has praised Luis Suarez for "acknowledging his mistake" after the Uruguay forward bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup finals. Barca are one of a number of clubs linked with a possible move for the 27yearold Liverpool player, who was expelled from the competition...
  • World Cup 2014: Giorgio Chiellini hopes FIFA reduces Suarez's penalty July 1, 2014

    Madrid: Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has responded to Uruguayan Luis Suarez's apology for biting him during the World Cup Group B match which ended 10 in favour of Uruguay. "It's all forgotten, I hope FIFA will reduce your suspension," Chiellini said while mentioning Suarez on Twitter, reports EFE. Suarez had earlier apologised...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez apologizes for biting opponent June 30, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Luis Suarez has issued an apology to Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini for biting him during a World Cup match and vowed never to do it again. The Uruguay striker says in a statement posted on Twitter on Monday that "I deeply regret what occurred," and that "the truth...
  • Twitter has been bitten by the Suarez bug! #Suarezing goes viral with football fans sinking teeth into anything they see June 29, 2014

    The Urban Dictionary's definition of Suarezing is: 'when you nibble on someone as a form of foreplay. (See Luis Suarez)'. Luis Suarez may have been banned for four months from all football activity and nine international matches, but he has sparked a quite a trend on Twitter during this FIFA...
  • World Cup 2014: Bite was not deliberate, says Luis Suarez June 28, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Luis Suarez told FIFA's disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. "In no way it happened how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite," the Uruguay striker wrote in Spanish in a letter dated June 25. The...
  • World Cup 2014: Chiellini calls Suarez's ban for biting him 'excessive' June 27, 2014

    Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has said the ban FIFA handed down to Luis Suarez is 'excessive' and that he feels no anger towards the controversial Uruguay striker. Suarez was given longest sanction imposed at a World Cup by soccer's governing body on Thursday, suspended from all footballrelated activity for four months...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez flies home after World Cup expulsion June 27, 2014

    Montevideo: Luis Suarez flew home to Uruguay on Friday after being thrown out of the World Cup in Brazil and banned from soccer for four months for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in a Group D match earlier this week. The Liverpool striker was met by President Jose Mujica when he...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay to appeal 'exaggerated' Suarez ban June 27, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Uruguay will appeal against FIFA's ninematch ban imposed on striker Luis Suarez for biting an Italy defender in a World Cup group match, Uruguay's FA president said on Thursday. Suarez was also suspended from any footballrelated activity for four months and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($111,000) for biting...
  • Suarez banned for four months for biting incident June 26, 2014

    Suarez bit the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 10 win in the group stage, but escaped unpunished as the referee did not see the incident. ...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA bans Uruguay's Suarez for four months for biting opponent June 26, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming Premier League season. The ban also covers...
  • Suarez isn't the only player to bite opponents! 8 infamous biting incidents in sports history you probably didn't know of June 25, 2014

    Controversy's child Luis Suarez caught himself in the middle of another biting scandal. The Uruguayan striker, in a bizarre reaction bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder. This isn't the first time he has been involved in something like this. In the past, Suarez had bitten PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal...
  • 'Chiellini was dressed really provocatively in shorts and was obviously asking for it': the best Twitter jokes on Suarez biting Chiellini June 25, 2014

    Suarez did it again. For the third time in his entire football career, Luis Suarez bit an opponent on the field, this time his prey was Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini. The footage shows how Suarez clashed with Chiellini and attempts to make contact with the player's shoulder. This bizarre hat...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez can stop biting, but it won't be easy, say psychologists June 25, 2014

    Luis Suarez can learn to stop biting opponents but it will not be a quick or easy process, senior psychologists have said following the Uruguay striker's bite on the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, is under investigation by FIFA for...
  • World Cup 2014: The best memes and Twitter reactions to Suarez biting Chiellini during the Italy vs. Uruguay match June 25, 2014

    Luis Suarez got all the attention after the Italy vs Uruguay match yesterday, but for all the wrong reasons. After images of Suarez biting Italian Giorgio Chiellini hit the internet, social media users went crazy with memes and jokes about the incident. 'Hatrick!' exclaimed one Twitter user since this wasn't...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Suarez June 25, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting during the South Americans' 10 Group D victory at the World Cup on Tuesday. The probe means Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, may be hit with another lengthy...
  • The Beautiful Game: Suarez faces lengthy ban for biting Chiellini June 25, 2014

    Luis Suarez is facing an abrupt end to his World Cup after FIFA announced it will investigate the Uruguay striker for allegedly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's on shoulder. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez faces another World Cup ban June 25, 2014

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez looks almost certain to be banned from the World Cup for the second successive tournament after he bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder during his team's 10 win on Tuesday. FIFA is investigating the incident which has become a worldwide talking point and Suarez, twice previously...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez bites again, could be in trouble June 24, 2014

    Natal: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble after appearing to bite an Italian opponent on Tuesday in a key World Cup qualifying game. The incident, shown on television replays, showed Suarez apparently bite the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini as the pair clashed in the Italian...
  • Prandelli names provisional Italy World Cup squad May 14, 2014

    Rome: Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli unveiled his 30man provisional squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Prandelli will decide on his final 23 players for the tournament by June 2, reports Xinhua. Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi, who just came back from a fourmonth injury absence, has been included, while...
  • Juventus beat bitter rival Inter Milan 31 February 3, 2014

    Milan: Juventus eased to a comfortable 31 win over bitter rival Inter Milan in the Italian league on Sunday to extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points. Stephan Lichtsteiner, Giorgio Chiellini and Arturo Vidal scored for Juventus before Rolando grabbed a consolation for Inter in the...
  • Juventus beat Bologna 20, move 6 points clear at top December 7, 2013

    Bologna: Juventus moved provisionally six points clear at the top of Serie A with a 20 win over Bologna on Friday despite missing injured playmaker Andrea Pirlo. Midfielder Arturo Vidal extended his run of good form by scoring in the 12th minute with a shot from the edge of the box...