Sepp Blatter Sympathises With Luis Suarez Over Ban

Luis Suarez was banned after he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match. While he apologised later, his appeal and an appeal by Uruguay was turned down by FIFA.

updated: July 15, 2014 22:01 IST
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FIFA boss Sepp Blatter says he sympathises with Luis Suarez but has to accept decision to ban him.

Rio de Janeiro: Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, expressed his regret over the ban on Uruguayan player Luis Suarez for four months.

The Barcelona striker was banned after a biting incident with Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the group stage game which ended in a 1-0 win for Uruguay, reports Efe.

Blatter refused to talk about the incident pointing out that the sanctions are designated by independent committees inside FIFA.

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