Uruguay appeal Suarez ban


The Liverpool frontman was banned from “all football related activity” for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s final World Cup Group D encounter against the Azzurri in Natal.

Claudio Sulser, the head of FIFA's disciplinary committee, confirmed that the Uruguayan FA has appealed the sanction on their star player, who has been banned from participating in the South Americans’ next eight official fixtures, yet refused to give any further details.

"This is still an ongoing case and an appeal has been filed, so I prefer not to give my opinion,” Sulser said.

When questioned over whether or not the player would be banned from training, Sulser replied, “No you can't limit those rights to the player, because it would be disproportionate.”

Sulser went on to add, "When the committee was analysing this case, one thing I mentioned in my capacity as the chairman is we don't need to impose an exemplary sanction, we need to have justice and reached the sanction in a very severe case."

Recent reports have suggested a possible switch to Barcelona may be on the cards for the controversial striker, and when asked whether Suarez’s ban could effect a possible transfer, the chairman indicated that it would not.

"The player cannot have any activity related to football, but a medical examination for a transfer, yes - the sanction is not linked to transfer rights," he said.

After Suarez apologised for his actions at the Mundial, Barcelona were quick to commend the striker for his apology, thus hinting at a possible move to the Catalan club.


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