Luis Suarez's four month ban from soccer upheld

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Luis Suarez's four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup, but cleared him to train with Barcelona.

CAS says FIFA's sanctions against Suarez are "generally proportionate to the offence committed."

Suarez cannot play for Barcelona until Oct. 26, and he remains banned for Uruguay's next eight competitive matches.

However, the court's panel has ruled that the ban on any soccer-related activity is "excessive."

The court's ruling allows him to train and be involved in promotional activities.

Suarez has admitted to biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during Uruguay's 1-0 win at the World Cup.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 271274431 - wrdw.com/a?a=271274431