World Cup 2014: Uruguay, Sans Luis Suarez, Ready to Tackle Colombia in Last 16

Uruguay take on Colombia, who are bidding to make history by reaching the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.

updated: June 27, 2014 16:16 IST
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Uruguayan players celebrate their 1-0 victory over Italy.
Uruguayan players celebrate their 1-0 victory over Italy.

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Rio de Janeiro: Rocked by the Luis Suarez biting affair, Uruguay will attempt to make light of their star player's absence when they tackle Colombia in the World Cup's last 16 on Saturday.

When Uruguay's players should be focusing solely on the threat posed by James Rodriguez and his Colombia team-mates, they instead find themselves under siege in the wake of one of the biggest World Cup scandals in recent memory.

Suarez was on Thursday handed a nine-match international ban and a four-month overall suspension for sinking his teeth into Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's left shoulder during Uruguay's last group game.

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