Fifa rejects Suarez bite ban appeal

By 06:30 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 Comments


Fifa has rejected Uruguay and

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez's

appeal against a four-month ban

from all football-related activities

for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

Suarez was also banned for nine

international matches after the

incident at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Uruguayan FA had described

Fifa's ruling as an "excessive

decision" for which "there was not

enough evidence".

Suarez can now make a further

appeal to the Court of Arbitration

for Sport.

Football's global governing body

also imposed a fine of 100,000

Swiss Francs (£65,000) on Suarez,

who has apologised for his

behaviour.

Under the terms of the suspension,

Suarez cannot train with his club

and is prohibited from entering the

confines of any stadium, although

players' union Fifpro argue the

details "lack clarity".

Should Suarez and the Uruguayan

FA decide to appeal further,

ordinarily the Court of Arbitration

for Sport (Cas) would sit and hear

the matter while the player adheres

to the terms of his ban.

However, as the World Cup is still

ongoing, they could apply to the

Cas 'ad-hoc' division, which exists

for the duration of the tournament

to hear matters such as this.

The ad-hoc division could suspend

the sanctions pending a full

hearing later in the year, allowing

Suarez to play and take part in

"football related activities" in the

meantime.

Including this latest

punishment, Suarez will

have missed 32 games

through four separate bans

since arriving at Liverpool in

2011

Since Suarez was suspended,

Liverpool have been in transfer

negotiations with Spanish giants

Barcelona, who have told the

Anfield club they are willing to

meet a buy-out clause of £75m to

sign the 27-year-old.

The Uruguayan has now been found

guilty of biting three opponents in

his career.

Suarez was banned for 10 games for

biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic

during a Premier League match in

2013 and was also suspended for

seven games for biting PSV

Eindhoven's Otman Bakkal while

playing for Ajax in 2010.

Including this latest punishment,

Suarez will have missed 32 games

through four separate bans since

arriving at Liverpool in 2011.

The ban is the biggest in World Cup

history, beating the eight games

given to Italy's Mauro Tassotti for

elbowing Spain's Luis Enrique in

1994.


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