Thursday, July 10, 2014

FIFA REJECTS LUIZ SUAREZ AND URUGUAYAN FA APPEALS, SANCTION UPHELD.


World football governing body has rejected Uruguay and Liverpool striker,  Luis Suarez's appeal against a 4-month ban from all football-related activities for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini.

The Liverpool striker lunged at Italy Chiellini shortly before Diego Godin scored to give Uruguay their 1-0 win, Chiellini later pulled his shirt to show the referee a bite mark on his shoulder.

FIFA's Appeal committee decided to reject the appeals lodged by both the Uruguayan FA and the 27-year-old player confirming the decision rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on June 25th, 2014 in its entirety: Suarez was banned for 4-month from all football related activities, he was also banned for nine international matches after the World Cup in Brazil. Suarez who has since apologized for his unruly behavior also received a 100,000 Swiss Francs (£65,000) from FIFA.
The committee is yet to decide when the Uruguayan player and the FA will be able to make an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS).