Luis Suarez gets four-month ban

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 Suarez banned from all football for four months after bite.

FIFA has announced that Luis Suarez will serve a nine-game ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini and has been banned from any football-related activity for four months.

The Uruguay striker bit the defender during the latter stages of the 1-0 victory that secured their place in the knockout stages.

A FIFA statement read: "The player Luis Suarez is to be suspended for nine official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming [round of 16] FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay.

"The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay's next FIFA World Cup matches, as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team's subsequent official matches.

"The player is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity -- administrative, sports or any other -- for a period of four months. A stadium ban is pronounced against Luis Suarez, who is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban."

The ban means that Suarez will play no further part in the World Cup and will also be unable to play club football until October 26, ruling him out of nine Premier League games with Liverpool next season.

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