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2014 World Cup Luis Suarez


26 Jun, 2014

FIFA bans Suarez for nine international matches and from all football activity for four months after he is found guilty of biting Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy, ruling him out of playing representing Uruguay in the 2014 World Cup knockout stage. He will also miss league, cup and European matches with club Liverpool FC. A FIFA statement:

The player Luis Suarez is to be suspended for nine official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming [round of 16] FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay’s next FIFA World Cup matches, as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team’s subsequent official matches. The player is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity — administrative, sports or any other — for a period of four months. A stadium ban is pronounced against Luis Suarez, who is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban