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FIFA Rejects Suarez Ban Appeal

  • BBC Sport, Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:41 PM

FIFA on Thursday rejected Liverpool and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s appeal against a four-month ban from all soccer-related activities for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini. The Uruguayan soccer federation (AUF) 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 European Union’s Court of Arbitration for Sport. Liverpool has since been in transfer negotiations with Spanish giant Barcelona over a 75 million euro ($102 million) move for the striker.

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