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Fifa rejects Suarez bite ban appeal




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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