Luis Suarez Banned From All Football For Four Months

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Luis Suarez has been banned from all football for four months and from international football for nine matches.

The Uruguay striker will play no further part in the World Cup following his bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during his side’s 1-0 win, which saw them reach the last-16 at Italy’s expense.

But he will also be unable to play club football until October 26, ruling him out of nine Premier League games with Liverpool next season.

The Premier League Player of the Year has also been fined just under £66,000.

A statement from FIFA read: “The player Luis Suarez is to be suspended for nine official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on June 28, 2014.

“The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay’s next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team (remains in the competition), and/or in the representative team’s subsequent official matches.

“The player Luis Suarez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four months.”

FIFA has announced that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been suspended for nine international matches and banned from all football activity for four months

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The punishment also prevents Suarez from attending matches during the period of the ban.

“A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suarez in accordance with article 21 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code as follows: the player Luis Suarez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban,” the statement continued.

“The player Luis Suarez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine-match suspension.

“The player Luis Suarez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of 100,000 Swiss Francs.”

Claudio Sulser, the chairman of the FIFA disciplinary committee, said the panel had taken into account all the factors in the case.

“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field,” Sulser said.

“The disciplinary committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suarez’s guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the dode. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated.”

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