Luis Suarez Awaits Verdict in FIFA World Cup Bite Case

Luis Suarez, who plays in the English Premier League for Liverpool, is one of the world's biggest stars, and could theoretically be banned for up to 24 games under FIFA rules.

updated: June 26, 2014 11:08 IST
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Suarez's biting incident has left even his ardent fans shocked.


Rio de Janeiro: International football officials met on Wednesday to decide whether Uruguay striker Luis Suarez should be punished -- possibly thrown out of the World Cup -- for biting an opponent.

A disciplinary panel gathered evidence against Suarez, who shocked football when he was shown sinking his teeth into Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

As Suarez, banned twice before for biting opposing players, awaited the outcome of the disciplinary hearing, Uruguay's President Jose Mujica rallied his country to the footballer's cause.

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