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Suarez's World Cup is over
by Paul Kennedy, June 26th, 2014 4:04PM

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[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 Giorgio Chiellini.

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."


11 comments
  1. Paul Estrada
    commented on: June 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
    I can understand they want to appeal, but the denial of what obviously transpired on live tv for all to see is laughable. There is definitive proof. Absolutely.

  1. Gonzalo Munevar
    commented on: June 26, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.
    The sanction is in line with the sanctions he received in Holland and England for the same type of offense. The Uruguayan Federation should be trying to get Suarez to apologize for his actions instead of condoning them.

  1. uffe gustafsson
    commented on: June 26, 2014 at 8:39 p.m.
    I really don't care of him leaving World Cup they are a lost cause anyway. But my Liverpool is a different story. Really what is wrong with the dude, he seem to have a memory of nematode. And the disgrace of his family is beyond me. Yes he didn't commit a dangerous foul but really, Suarez you got to be the dumbest soccer player I ever cheer for. If I owned a chew bone business I would name my next bone the Suarez chomp, never will you finish this bone doggy.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: June 26, 2014 at 8:43 p.m.
    FIFA is losing grip with reality; a huge stain on WC integrity and sportsmanship. It permits mayhem in the box all year round and at the WC the refs become strict; elbows flying left and right and mostly condoned, advantage fouls not being punished. FIFA needs a re-haul of its top kahunas and getting the rule book into the 21st century.

  1. uffe gustafsson
    commented on: June 26, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.
    Stop, we stopped biting when we learned words as in 3 year old. He is an certified idiot, and I'm so angry that he makes Liverpool again to start with out one less forward. Don't give me the rules, he already knew them, twice!

  1. soccer talk
    commented on: June 26, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.
    Reality Bites!

  1. New WorldOrder
    commented on: June 26, 2014 at 10:50 p.m.
    what about Neymar elbow in 1st game ?? Did that not merit some kind of pounishment?? Not on FIFA agenda?? Not even and thats what Uruguay is complaining about and to thatb point they are right

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: June 27, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.
    We see elbows thrown in soccer all the time. Often a judgment call as to whether it's a foul, or worthy of either a yellow or red card. Usually they are not reviewed afterwards unless they occur off the ball and the ref says he didn't see it. Biting is kind of in a different ballpark, don't you think. I mean how many biting incidents did we have in the first 48 games of the cup that DIDN'T involve Suarez who already had a history?

  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: June 27, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.
    Liverpool should not be punished for the mistake of the Uruguayan national team. Liverpool put a psychologist to deal with Suarez and the rest of the team and brought the best behavior out of him. They even cleaned his diving problem. Apparently, he regressed after he joined his national team. They brought back his bad behavior. I don't want to speculate about what goes on in that national team. Hatred toward England (and the world) might have played a role and this feeling instigated the wrong defense mechanism out of Suarez. Keep the punishment for the national team for as long as you wish but don't punish he club which knew how to deal with him and actually helped him tremendously.

  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: June 27, 2014 at 11:05 a.m.
    If CONMEBOL start their World Cup 2018 qualification like they did for this cup, it means they will play 4 match days in the fall of 2015 and those games will be included in Suarez's punishment. there will be a minimum of 3 games in the group stage of Copa America 2015 and tomorrow's game against Colombia make a total of 8 games. If Uruguay didn't have any other game in this world cup or in Copa America 2015 (which I doubt), Suarez will miss only one game in the Copa Centenario 2016 in the USA.

  1. Greg Morris
    commented on: June 27, 2014 at 11:40 a.m.
    New WorldOrder, You seriously are trying to compare the Neymar foul to biting someone? You, like the Uruguayans, need to get a grip.


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