FIFA rejects Suarez appeal against ban for biting

Uruguay fans holds up a t-shirt of Luis Suarez ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
Uruguay fans holds up a t-shirt of Luis Suarez ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Jamie Squire, Getty Images)
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Updated: 7/10 9:04 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA says it has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against his four-month ban from all football for biting an opponent in a World Cup match.

The FIFA appeals committee rejected the appeal by Suarez and the Uruguay football federation in its entirety.

Suarez can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The Uruguay and Liverpool forward was banned for nine Uruguay matches, four months from all football and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($112,000) for biting the shoulder of Giorgio Chiellini during his team's 1-0 win over Italy in a group-stage game in Brazil.

It is the third time Suarez has been banned for biting an opponent, after similar incidents at both Ajax in the Dutch league and Liverpool in the English Premier League.

 

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