Suarez's World Cup is over
[BRAZIL 2014] FIFA suspended Luis Suarez for Uruguay's nine official matches and banned him from soccer for four months,
which will rule him out of the start of Liverpool's English Premier League and UEFA Champions League seasons. The ruling came after FIFA's disciplinary committee determined that Suarez had bitten
Unless Uruguay reaches the semifinals, the ban would keep Suarez out of next year's Copa America in Chile. And depending on how
far the Celeste goes at the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Copa America, he could be suspended for the 2016 Copa Centenario in the USA.
Suarez was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of
100,000 Swiss francs ($112,000).
The Uruguayan soccer federation (AUF) appealed the decision.
"We are going to appeal today," said AUF president Wilmar Valdez. "There isn't definitive evidence that allows us to say that this kind of sanction can be applied. We are talking nine games, four months and a financial penalty, so to me
it really seems like a completely exaggerated and abusive sanction."
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