Luis Suarez Should Seek Treatment, Says FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke

It is the third time in Luis Suarez's career he has been banned for biting. Jerome Valcke dismissed comments from Giorgio Chiellini on Friday who said the punishment on Suarez -- the heaviest sanction of a player at a World Cup ever -- was too harsh.

updated: June 27, 2014 22:07 IST
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Uruguay's Luis Suarez reacts after clashing with Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 24, 2014

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Rio de Janeiro: Luis Suarez should seek professional help to stop him from repeatedly biting opponents, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said Friday. (Read: Suarez Bite Victim Chiellini Feels Ban Excessive)

Asked for his views on Suarez's four-month global ban for biting, Valcke told reporters: "I think he should find a way to stop doing it.

"He should go through a treatment. It is definitely wrong." Uruguay striker Suarez was kicked out of the World Cup on Thursday for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D match on Tuesday.

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