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Soccer-Godin strikes late to send Uruguay through

Reuters

NATAL, Brasil, June 24 (Reuters) - Uruguay captain Diego Godin scored with an 81st-minute header to secure a 1-0 win over Italy in World Cup Group D on Tuesday and send the south Americans into the last 16.

The Italian players were still complaining after Uruguay striker Luis Suarez appeared to bite Giorgio Chiellini minutes before Godin rose to head in the winner.

Italy had been reduced to 10 men in the 59th minute when midfielder Claudio Marchisio was harshly sent off for a challenge on Egidio Arevalo Rios.

Costa Rica finished top of the group after drawing 0-0 with England and Uruguay take second place. (Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ed Osmond)

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