Uruguay's Suarez Banned for Biting

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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.