27 Jun 2014

Suarez cops nine-match ban, four months suspension

11:40 am on 27 June 2014

Football's World Cup is all over for the controversial Uruguyan striker Luis Suarez who has been given a nine-match international ban and four months suspension for biting Italy's Giorgio Chielini during their grop match on Wednesday.

It's the third time Suarez has been banned for biting an opponent.

His English Premier League club Liverpool will take time considering Suarez' future with them, and they won't be making any further comment until they've had time to review the FIFA Disciplinary Committee report of the incident.

Uruguay intend to appeal the decision, while Adidas stopped short of ending its sponsorship deal with Suarez, but the German sportswear firm said it would not use him in any further World Cup marketing.