Updated: Thursday, 26 June 2014 22:14 | By Agence France-Presse

Suarez banned nine matches, four months over biting

FIFA on Thursday banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for nine international matches and barred him from all football activities for four months for biting an Italian opponent.


Suarez banned nine matches, four months over biting

Uruguay's Luis Suarez (L) reacts after appearing to bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup Group D match, at the Dunas Arena in Natal, Brazil, on June 24, 2014 - by Javier Soriano

FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer said the ban would be effective immediately, ruling him out of Uruguay's World Cup second round match on Saturday.

"Such behaviour cannot be tolerated, especially during World Cup," Fischer said. 

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