Text of FIFA Statement on Luis Suarez Ban

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was handed a nine-match ban by FIFA, who later issued a statement. Suarez was found guilty of biting an opponent in the World Cup game against Italy.

updated: June 26, 2014 20:18 IST
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Suarez's absence will hit Uruguay hard.

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Rio de Janerio: Full text of FIFA statement announcing a nine match ban for Uruguay's Luis Suarez for biting an opponent:

"The Fifa Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the Fifa World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24 June 2014.

The Fifa Disciplinary Committee has decided that:

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