Luis Suarez faces an anxious wait as FIFA considers taking retrospective action against the Uruguay forward for the apparent punch to the face he gave Gonzalo Jara during Uruguay’s 2-0 loss to Chile in South American World Cup qualifying. FIFA is still waiting on referee Nestor Pitana’s official report, and will decide if any action is necessary after receiving it.
While replays show definite intent from Suarez, Jara did not go to ground, and the incident was unseen by Pitana. However, Suarez was later booked for protesting, which means he is already suspended for Uruguay’s next World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on June 11.
The 2-0 defeat left Uruguay in sixth place in the Conmebol standings, two points behind Chile, which leapfrogged Uruguay into fourth, the last of the automatic qualification places.