FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Luis Suarez for bite

Urguay striker Luis Suarez is alleged to have bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup fixture.

By: Reuters | Manaus | Published:June 25, 2014 11:13 am
Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth during the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between Uruguay and Italy at the Dunas arena (Source: Reuters) Uruguay’s Luis Suarez holds his teeth during the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between Uruguay and Italy at the Dunas arena (Source: Reuters)

FIFA said on Tuesday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, who bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during a game earlier in the day.

“FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay,” the world soccer body said in a statement.

FIFA said Suarez and the Uruguayan soccer association had until 5 p.m. Brasilia time (2000 GMT) on Wednesday to “provide their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant”.

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