Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez, who plays for Liverpool and the Uruguayan national team was suspended for four months after he was found guilty by FIFA for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in their final Group D match in Natal on tuesday.
The player was found guilty for breach of art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and art. 57 of the FDC.
Suarez will also miss Premier League season until October ends. He has also been fined 1,00,000 Swiss francs which comes out to be €82,000(£65,680).
Chairman of FIFA Disciplinary Committee (FDC), Claudio Sulser said, “Such behavior cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cupwhen the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. 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 Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated.”
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