FIFA Bans Luis Suarez for 4 Months for Biting Incident

The Liverpool (now Barcelona) star made worldwide headlines in the group stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup when he, while featuring as striker for Uruguay, bit the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. The offense itself is, of course, despicable, a completely inexcusable action that also happens to be assault.

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, right, has been suspended for nine official matches and banned from all football activity for four months by Fifa

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, right, has been suspended for nine official matches and banned from all football activity for four months by Fifa

That it was at least the third time that Luis Suarez had been caught biting an opponent during a sanctioned match left some analysts and commentators wanting the front man banned from the game for life.

FIFA, within their rights to keep Suarez off the pitch for up to two calendar years, decided that four months was enough.
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