Call it the bite felt 'round the world. Uruguay's star attacker was expected to leave his mark on the 2014 World Cup tournament, but the most indelible mark may be the one that appeared on Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder Tuesday. Suarez, a gifted, albeit temperamental, athlete, has a history of biting. The maps below explain what happened. Well, sort of.
The cities where Suarez has bitten other players: Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2010), Liverpool, Britain (2013), Natal, Brazil (2014)
When Uruguay won the World Cup
Despite being a tiny nation of some 3 million people, Uruguay has an incredible World Cup pedigree, being one of the few nations to win the tournament twice. The last time was in 1950, in Brazil. The team's return to the site of that glory surely fueled Suarez's hunger for victory.
How the game began
Suarez, Uruguay's most lethal striker, was paired with Edinson Cavani, an industrious center forward who harried the Italian midfield. Suarez, as you can see in this map provided by ZonalMarking.net, began the game already hanging off Chiellini's shoulder.
Here's how he performed
You can check out more tactical heat maps from the game against Italy at the Daily Mail.
And here's a suggested heat map for the game's most controversial moment.
Was it a bite? Pranksters on Twitter used FIFA's much-mocked goal-line technology to determine the answer...
CONFIRMED - Luis Suarez did bite Giorgio Chiellini pic.twitter.com/Fova0hKM46— Football Trolls (@Footballltrolls) June 24, 2014
Suarez looked like he was in pain and could have turned to a local Brazilian dentist...
Or maybe he would be better served at home in Uruguay's capital
There's plenty of tasty Italian food there.
Montevideo is on the northern shore of the Rio Plata, a strategic estuary that was coveted by various colonial powers. The British launched a botched invasion in 1807.
In the aftermath of the Italy game, the embattled Uruguayan camp pointed the finger angrily at the British media for always fanning flames of controversy around Luis Suarez.
This map is old, probably inaccurate and almost certainly inappropriate. Note the preponderance of cannibal activity in Brazil.
Maps of bights, because they are a thing