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FIFA bites back

For the third time Luis Suarez was accused of biting an opposing player.  Because the ref did not see it, Suarez wasn’t given a red card or any immediate penalty but FIFA has gone over the tapes and handed down a punishment.

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Here’s the ruling via FIFA:

· 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.

· The player Luis Suárez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000.

– Shaina Auxilly (@Shay_Marie)