Luis Suarez has been involved in such biting incidents in the past as well © Getty Images
Luis Suarez has been involved in such biting incidents in the past as well © Getty Images

Jun 26, 2014

 

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been banned for nine matches, four months and fined 100,000 Swiss Francs for biting Giorgio Chiellini,  during their match against Italy in the FIFA World Cup. The ban was announced on June 26, 2014.

 

FIFA rules call for a ban of at least two matches up to a maximum of 24 months. FIFA asked the team to present evidence, which can include video recordings, by 2000 GMT on Wednesday. A decision must be published before Saturday, when Uruguay plays Colombia in a round-of-16 match at Maracana stadium, reported The Associated Press.

 

Uruguay beat Italy 1-0 to progress to the Round of 16. Suarez clashed with Chiellini and was seen biting the shoulder of the Italian defender. Match referee Marco Rodriguez of Mexico did not notice the incident and didn’t take any action.

 

Suarez was suspended in the Netherlands and England as well for similar incidents. Suarez didn’t deny biting the defender and said he was angry that the Italian defender had hit him in the eye during the game.