Luis Suarez in new cheat storm

The Liverpool forward was once again the centre of attention as his controversial performance ensured Uruguay took a step closer to Brazil 2014

Luis Suarez is at the centre of a new diving controversy after Uruguay beat Peru 2-1 in a World Cup 2014 qualifier on Friday.

Peru coach Sergio Markarian slammed referee Patricio Loustau for sending off Victor Yotun for a clash with Suarez in the first half at the Estadio Nacional de Lima.

The Uruguay forward theatrically fell to the ground following the clash with Yotun who was shown a straight red card.

Marakarian told reporters: "I'll do my best to make sure this referee does not go to the World Cup because I'm not ashamed to say it was totally decisive [in the result].

"What Yotun did was silly but I've seen worse, like elbows or persistent simulation that goes unpunished."

Four minutes earlier Suarez earned his side a penalty - from which he scored - when he went to ground following a challenge from Christian Ramos, though, replays showed there was minimal contact.

Liverpool's striker is currently serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

Peru are now five points behind Uruguay, who occupy the fifth-place play-off position in the Conmebol qualifying pool.