Most Controversial World Cup Moments: From Biting to Karate Kicks

PHOTO: Argentinas Diego Maradona scores with his "Hand of God," past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton on June 22, 1986 in Mexico.
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World Cup fans exploded with opinions and reactions Tuesday after Uruguayan player Luis Suarez appeared to bite an Italian player on the shoulder in the last moments of their game.

Suarez was competing with Giorgio Chiellini for position in the penalty box in the 80th minute of the game when the two collided and fell to the ground. Chiellini promptly pulled down his jersey trying to show the referees a bite mark.

PHOTO: Luis Suarez appears to bite Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup on June 24, 2014 in Brazil.
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PHOTO: Luis Suarez appears to bite Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup on June 24, 2014 in Brazil.

It's not the first time Suarez has been at the center of controversy at the World Cup.

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Here is a look at some of the most shocking moments from the World Cup through the years:

2010 - Suarez's Handball

PHOTO: Uruguays striker Luis Suarez, left, stops the ball with his hand during the 2010 World Cup in Soweto, South Africa.
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PHOTO: Uruguay's striker Luis Suarez, left, stops the ball with his hand during the 2010 World Cup in Soweto, South Africa.

In 2010, Suarez (yes, him again) touched the ball with his hands in order to deny Ghana a goal in the final minutes of overtime. He was given a red card, but Ghana went on to lose to Uruguay on penalty kicks.

2010 - Karate Kick

PHOTO: Nigel de Jong, right, of the Netherlands tackles Xabi Alonso, center, of Spain with a kick in the chest during the 2010 World Cup on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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PHOTO: Nigel de Jong, right, of the Netherlands tackles Xabi Alonso, center, of Spain with a kick in the chest during the 2010 World Cup on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Also in 2010, the Netherlands' Nigel de Jong karate kicked Spain's Xabi Alonso in the chest during the final. The referee issued de Jong a yellow card, but later said it should have been red. Spain defeated the Netherlands to win the World Cup.

2006 - Headbutt

PHOTO: French midfielder Zinedine Zidane, left, gestures after head-butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi, right, during the 2006 World Cup on July 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany.
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PHOTO: French midfielder Zinedine Zidane, left, gestures after head-butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi, right, during the 2006 World Cup on July 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany.

France's Zinedine Zidane famously headbutted Italy's Marco Matterazzi in the final of the 2006 World Cup. Italy went on to win the Cup in a shootout.

1990 - Spitting

PHOTO: West Germanys Rudi Voeller, right, clashes with Hollands Frank Rijkaard, center, as Dutch goalkeeper Hans Van Breukelen, left, watches on June 24, 1990 in Milan, Italy. Rijkaard later spat on Voeller as they left the field after being sent off.
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PHOTO: West Germany's Rudi Voeller, right, clashes with Holland's Frank Rijkaard, center, as Dutch goalkeeper Hans Van Breukelen, left, watches on June 24, 1990 in Milan, Italy. Rijkaard later spat on Voeller as they left the field after being sent off.

The Netherlands' Frank Rijkaard spit multiple times at Germany's Rudi Voeller in 1990. Rijkaard was angered over a referee call and spit at Voeller's hair, and then later, pulled his hair and spit in his face.

1986 - Hand of God Goal

PHOTO: Argentinas Diego Maradona scores with his Hand of God, past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton on June 22, 1986 in Mexico.
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PHOTO: Argentina's Diego Maradona scores with his "Hand of God," past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton on June 22, 1986 in Mexico.

In one of the most famous World Cup goals, Argentina's Diego Maradona scored with his fist against England in what’s known as the “Hand of God” goal. England's goalie Peter Shilton had come out of the net to punch away the ball when Maradona leaped for it, striking it with his hand. The referee allowed it and Maradona later attributed to the goal to being partly made by the hand of God.

1982 - The No-Game Game

In 1982, a match between West Germany and Austria outraged fans after both teams stopped playing aggressively because they had both already made it to the next round of tournament. West Germany needed to win by one goal in order to advance -- a scoreline that also helped Austria get through to the next round. After the first West German goal, play practically ceased. The game ended 1-0, eliminating Algeria in the process.

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