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Suarez Banned 9 Matches for Biting Chiellini

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Uruguay forward  Luis Suarez  will miss the national team's next nine matches and is banned from football-related activities for the next four months as punishment from FIFA for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the final match of the World Cup group stage for both sides.

FIFA Media announced the ban
According to FIFA” The player Luis Suarez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000. …

… 'Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez's guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated,' said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.