Luis Suarez ban means he can no longer play or train in the 2014 World Cup and for Liverpool.
As you now might have known, Suarez has been banned from all football for four months.
FIFA has announced that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez will serve a nine-game ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Suarez has also been banned for four months from any football related activity, which means he cannot continue the World Cup in Brazil and also preventing the world class striker from representing Liverpool until the end of October.
His nine-game international ban starts immediately so he will miss Uruguay’s last-16 tie with Colombia and eight more competitive games, Eyes and Voice has learned.
If the player by next session is still at Liverpool (ignoring reports he’s been liked Barcelona), Suarez will have to miss Liverpool’s first nine league games of the season – which will include matches against top rivals Manchester City and Everton.
According to reports, ‘the ban means that Suarez can next expect to step on a football pitch on November 1 when Liverpool play Newcastle United – by which time the Champions League group stages will already be three games old. ‘
Also, alongside the ban, Luis Suarez has been fined 100,000 Swiss Francs (£65,700).
See below: FIFA’s full statement on Suarez’s four-month ban
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suárez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup™ match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24 June 2014.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that:
“· The player Luis Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and art. 57 of the FDC (an act of unsporting behaviour towards another player).
“· The player Luis Suárez is to be suspended for nine (9) official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June 2014. The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay’s next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team’s subsequent official matches in accordance with art. 38 par. 2a) of the FDC.
“· The player Luis Suárez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four (4) months in accordance with art. 22 of the FDC.
“· A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suárez in accordance with art. 21 of the FDC as follows: the player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban (point 3). The player Luis Suárez 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 (point 2).
“· The player Luis Suárez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000.”
Watch Below: Suarez interview on the incident
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