Uruguay's Suarez Banned for Biting

    Uruguay's national soccer team player Luis Suarez attends a news conference prior a training session at the Dunas Arena soccer stadium in Natal, June 23, 2014. Suarez's lawyer believes there is a European campaign against the controversial striker, who on Wednesday was preparing his defence after being accused of biting an Italy defender during Uruguay's 1-0 win at the World Cup. Picture taken June 23, 2014.    REUTERS/Carlos Barria (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)   - RTR3VQXC

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    Uruguay star Luis Suarez has been banned the World Cup and professional soccer by FIFA for four months, will have to miss nine international matches, and will pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss Francs. Suarez bit Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match Tuesday. As a result of the punishment, Suarez will not be able to play against Colombia on Saturday. He will be able to appeal the ban. Suarez was given a 10-match ban last year for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic and in 2010 was banned for seven games for biting an opponent's shoulder during a match.

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