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World Cup Day 14: Switzerland

For those of you who may not know by now, Uruguay's Luis Suarez really, really likes Italian food. His favorite dish? Spalla di Chiellini.

"Here, Luis. You want the left shoulder. The right side is a little too marble-y." Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Although La Celeste eliminated the Italians via a hard-fought 1-0 win, the story yesterday (and today) continues to be Suarez's penchant for man-flesh. Move over, Mike Tyson. There's a new cannibal in town.

"For Shame, Matthew! I'm a pigeon lover, not a biter." Photo: Stringer/Getty Images

The crazy thing about this story is that it's the third time Suarez has made a meal out of opponents. Expect to see a lot less (read: none) of him this World Cup, as FIFA will surely react harshly to such a blatant disregard for someone's delicate shoulder blades. In all seriousness, Suarez needs help, and his teammates should be none too happy about his self-destructive behavior that now creates a huge hole in Uruguay's game plan for their knockout round tilt against Colombia.

But talk about must-see-TV, am I right?! This World Cup has been nothing if not entertaining.

Today will hopefully bring less mandible muscle and more Messi magic, as Groups E and F wrap up the round-robin play. Stay tuned—there probably won't be teeth involved, but this will surely still be a World Cup day 14 to remember.

Match to Watch: Switzerland vs. Honduras Fondue is to me what parfaits are to donkeys. Ergo, this is the match to watch today. If the Swiss win, they'll advance (because Ecuador probably isn't going to beat France). It's another all-or-nothing finale, so watch this match after you watch Messi & Co. dispatch Nigeria. My Pick: Switzerland 3, Honduras 0

Don't sweat it, ref. I can't pronounce my name, either.
Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Player to Watch: Xherdan Shaqiri The Swiss team's starlet, Shaqiri plays (infrequently) domestically for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. At only 22, he shows tremendous upside in terms of playmaking potential. I wouldn't be surprised if he bags a goal, assist, or both today.

Match Day Dish: Chocolate Fondue (Switzerland) If you haven't had the privilege of chocolate fondue, I will personally host a fondue party so you can experience the deliciousness firsthand. The Swiss typically prepare this during holidays, so I'm sure there will be fondue flowing freely after the Swiss advance to the knockout round today. Preferably use Swiss chocolate when whipping this up. Take some fondue fotos (I'm on fire today!), post them to our Instagram account with the hashtag #CLKickingDishes, and maybe win some cool prizes (details here). And enjoy World Cup day 14! Cheers.

Chocolate Fondue Total Time: Not Long

  • 2 cups fat-free milk

    Chocolate Fondue. Photo: Howard L. Puckett
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (about 1 cup)
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Place the chocolate in a medium bowl. Pour milk mixture over chocolate, and stir until smooth. Transfer chocolate mixture to a fondue pot. Keep warm over a low flame.