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Suarez: 1-2-3 Bites,You're (Not) Out

Luis Suarez's vampiric reputation proceeds him, as demonstrated in Uruguay's match against Italy in the 2014 World Cup on Tuesday, when he bit Italian defender, Giorgio Chiellini, on the shoulder. However, Uruguay went on to win the match and Suarez was not punished, despite Chiellini showing visible bite marks. 

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This isn't his first biting incident -- it's actually his third -- his first was in 2010 at Ajax, with the victim being Otman Bakkal, PSV Eindhoven's attacking midfielder. After biting Bakkal on the shoulder, Suarez was suspended for 7 matches. 

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His second happening was in 2013 when he was playing for Liverpool in a match versus Chelsea. Suarez bit defender, Branislav Ivanovic, on the arm and resulted in a 10-game ban. 

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Has Suarez learned his lesson? Can he be a civilized player? Only time will tell, but it seem that after his latest melee, the biting is paying off -- the first and second incidents garnered him suspensions and ended in draws. Tuesday's match was a victory for Uruguay and Suarez received no in-game punishment for his actions. 

So all the soccer players out there: BEWARE of biters, especially Luis Suarez. 

4 Soccer Stars That will Change the Way You See Athletes

We've always hear stories in the news about selfish athletes, who make way too much money, doing something stupid or over-the-top. But the fact is that many athletes are very caring, generous people who use their use their celebrity status and wealth to help the less fortunate -even in they occasionally make fools of themselves. This is why we've put together a list of some of the most charitable World Cup soccer stars. 

Dani Alves offers part of his liver to teammate 


Dani offered part of his liver to teammate Eric Abidal when he needed a transplant in 2012. Abidal declined the offer since this would have put Alves' career in jeopardy. Dani also supports many different charities -which you can find here- and is committed to "give back some of the warmth and positivity that I receive on a daily business." 

Mario Balotelli pays for the Homeless to spend Christmas at the Hilton


Mario is usually known for making headlines about his antics on and off the field, but not about his charity work. Mario has been known to give homeless people cash as he walks by them -between between £20 and £1000- and he even paid for some homeless people to spend Christmas at a Hilton hotel. Mario also drove a bullied child to school to make sure the kid is no longer bullied, and he also spends time with disabled children to improve there quality of life. You can see more of his efforts here.

Didier Drogba donates £3 million to help build children's hospital


Didier has set up The Didier Drogba Foundation to improve children's health and education in Africa, and once he even donated £3 million to help build a children's hospital in his native Ivory Coast.

Michael Essien donates 1/3 of his salary to help children in Ghana


In 2011, Michael donated 1/3 of his salary to help children in Ghana, and he has continued these efforts through his foundation that helps improve the lives of children by improving living conditions for them, from toilets to clean water to building playgrounds. 

These are just four examples, but there are many other soccer stars, and athletes in general, who have chosen to use their good fortune to help those in need. So when a athlete gets ridiculed for doing something questionable -sometimes deservingly- we should also keep in mind all the good that they do for the world as well. 

7 World Cup Moments That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

The World Cup has been full of emotional moments from goals being scored, teams being eliminated and some teams performing miracles. But there are other moments, off the pitch, that are just as emotional and heartwarming, and really make this one of the greatest events in the world.

Ronaldo's horrible hair cut: he did it for a 5-year-old's brain surgery


Ronaldo is often criticized for being flashy and arrogant, but he's also one of the most generous athletes in the world! One of his recent efforts came to light when people noticed his new haircut. Ronaldo cut his hair to match the scar of a 10-month-old child who had brain surgery. But that's not all he did. Ronaldo was initially asked to donate a pair of used boots and a jersey to help raise money for the child's surgery but, instead of just donating the gear, Ronaldo decided to pay the $50,000 the child needed to have the surgery! 

Ghana star hands out cash in Brazilian ghetto


Sulley Muntari, one of Ghana's star players, received special permission from his manager, Kwesi Appiah, to visit the people of Maceio in the western state of Alagoas. When he arrived he spent time speaking with children, posing for pictures and handing out money to some of the most disadvantaged. 

Child sneaks into training session, and Spanish star gives him a lifelong memory


When a child snuck on the the pitch during Spain's training session, Gerard Pique decided to give the kid his jacket before security escorted him from away. 

Watch this soccer star bring a fan to tears


David Luiz also embraced a pitch invader. When the child jumped a barrier and ran towards him, Luiz came over to him, took of his jersey and gave it to him after signing it! Luiz's kindness brought the child to tears.

Australian player ties disabled boy's shoe


Mark Bresciano stopped for a moment during the pre-game ceremony to help a child on crutches by tying his shoe. It's a heartwarming moment that has even been called the World Cup's "enduring" image

Watch what brought these soccer players to tears


Leonardo Marques Tome, a 17-year-old Brazilian fan who suffers from arthrogryposis visited a Brazilian training session to talk to players and read them a letter about his life and how much he loves soccer. The moment was so emotional that it brought Neymar, a Brazilian soccer star, to tears. 

Leonardo also impressed David Luiz with his awesome juggling skills.


Kid having best day ever reminds us all to live our dreams

Just landed. Dope pic to remind us to see the world through the eyes of a kid. #liveyourdream



Japanese fans stay late to help clean up


Players weren't the only ones making headlines for their kindness. Japanese fans showed their respect by cleaning up after themselves, and others, after the match concluded.

In Vietnam if fans don't have a real TV, they crowd around a small mobile phone


The World Cup is so important that fans will do just about anything to make sure they can watch. These fans in Vietnam came together to watch matches on a cellphone!

Moments like these remind us that it's more than just a game. The World Cup is an event that brings the world together. 

Do you have any moments to share? Write your own post on RebelMouse, tweet it to us and we just might feature you! 

7 of the Best World Cup Goals To Get You in the Game

With the World Cup kicking off today, we thought it would be fun to put together some football (yeah, that's right, I said football!) Vines that will get you ready for the action! 

1: Ronaldinho's Insane Upper 90 Goal vs. England!


2: Dimitar Berbatov's Amazing Skill To Set Up Ronaldo!


3: Torsten Frings With A Ridiclious Upper 90 Goal!


4: Four Broken Ankles & An Upper 90 Goal From Distance!


5: David Beckham Bending It, Well, Like Beckham!


6: Robin Van Persie's Epic Free-kick Goal During Training!


7: A Little Fancy Footwork & You Just Tap It In!


Bonus: Not A Goal, But Definitely An Awesome Moment! Zinedine Zidane's Infamous Headbutt!


Visit Football Vines on Twitter to see more amazing moments throughout the World Cup!

The 4 Best Ways To Watch The World Cup At Work

We here in the United States usually get screwed when the World Cup comes around because it's somewhere in Europe, so the games are on at 8 a.m., and we can't watch them in the comfort of our own homes because, for some odd reason, we have to work while this beautiful event is going on.

But this year the World Cup is in Brazil, so we're safe because the games our in our time zone, right? Wrong. Just look at the schedule and you'll see plenty of noon and early afternoon games, which means that this whole work situation is still an issue. 

Fortunately we live in an age where technology is so awesome that we can do pretty much anything that we want with our phones! So here are a few ways you can get around this pesky work business and still enjoy a game or two.

Watch ESPN From Anywhere


The sports Gods have blessed us with this beautiful application that lets you stream every ESPN channel on your phone or computer. Yes you have to have a participating internet, cable or satellite provider, but that's a small price to pay for the ability to watch the World Cup anywhere you can sang a decent internet connection.

Livesteam Univision En Vivo On Your Computer


Do you speak Spanish, or don't mind watching a game with Spanish announcers? You can stream every World Cup game on Univision's website! Personally I like Spanish announcers. They're more animated, and I feel really connected to them even if I don't understand what they're saying. 

Real-Time Apps To Track Scores


There are so apps many that will give you live updates, but obviously some are better than others. One of the best our there is Forza Football. With real-time updates, this app is probably the closest you will get to watching the game, without the actual seeing players running around with your eyes part. ESPN FC is another good option, and you can also follow the games on Yahoo! Sports or even Twitter.

Tell Your Boss To Turn On A TV!


Work shouldn't feel like a prison. And would it really hurt productivity to let you watch a little soccer while formatting that super important spreadsheet? Your boss knows that you're going to be checking scores -or possibly using one of the methods listed to watch- so why not just have it on for everyone to enjoy? 

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