Luis Suarez punches Gonzalo Jara in the face

VIDEO: Suarez strikes again! Uruguay hitman jabs Jara in the face

By
Rik Sharma

PUBLISHED:

00:51 GMT, 27 March 2013

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UPDATED:

02:09 GMT, 27 March 2013

Luis Suarez jabbed Chile defender Gonzalo Jara in the face while playing for Uruguay during the World Cup Qualifier on Tuesday night.

The striker was being held by the West Brom player at a corner and got fed up of the defender's pressure, swinging his right arm round to catch his opponent.

Jara did not make a meal of the incident and the pair continued their ill tempered exchange with words instead of actions.

Take that: Luis Suarez hits Gonzalo Jara while the pair tussle at a corner

Take that: Luis Suarez hits Gonzalo Jara while the pair tussle at a corner

VIDEO: Suarez jabs Jara in the face

South American results

Bolivia 1-1 Argentina

Venezuela 1-0 Colombia

Chile 2-0 Uruguay

Ecuador 4-1 Paraguay

Chile were leading 1-0 at the time, through a scrappy goal from Esteban Paredes.They went on to win 2-0, with Eduardo Vargas doubling the lead towards the end.

This result meant Chile leapfrogged their opponents in to fourth place. Four teams from the region qualify for the competition, along with Brazil as hosts, and the fifth side faces a play off.

South American qualifying table for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil

South American qualifying table for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Pain game: Suarez is usually targeted by opposition defenders

Pain game: Suarez is usually targeted by opposition defenders

Argentina are leading the way and are virtually assured of qualification barring a major collapse.

They did draw 1-1 with lowly Boliva though, with Lionel Messi suffering at high altitude in La Paz.

Although they did not repeat their catastrophic 6-1 defeat from 2009, it was not a great Argentina performance.

Scroll down for video of Messi's miss

Hard to breathe: Lionel Messi and Co found it tough going in La Paz

Hard to breathe: Lionel Messi and Co found it tough going in La Paz

Messi

Marcelo Martins gave the hosts the lead but Ever Banega nodded home just before the break and it proved to be the final goal.

Uncharacteristically Messi even missed a
one-on-one, which could have won his side the game, despite having plenty of time and being well placed to work
his usual magic.

VIDEO: Messi fluffs his lines one-on one