FIFA upholds sanctions against Suarez

The FIFA Appeal Committee has decided to reject the appeals lodged by both the Uruguayan player Luis Suarez and the Uruguayan FA, and to confirm the decision rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on 25 June 2014 in its entirety.

The terms of the decision taken by the FIFA Appeal Committee were communicated to the player and the Uruguayan FA today.

The relevant decision is not yet final and binding, i.e. an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) is still possible by the player and/or the Uruguayan FA, subject to certain conditions.

Remind that Fifa’s independent disciplinary  committee  decided to suspend Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football-related activity for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match.

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