Luis Suárez of Uruguay has been suspended by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee after an incident during the FIFA World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24 June 2014.
It was decided by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee that Suárez is regarded as having breached art. 48 par. 1 lit. d of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) (assault), and article 57 of the FDC (an act of unsporting behavior towards another player). Suárez is to be suspended for nine official matches and the first match will be between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June 2014. It was also revealed that Luis Suárez is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four months in accordance with art. 22 of the FDC and is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000.
Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine-match suspension.
“Such behavior cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez’s guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated,” said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
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