Luis Suarez’s time at the World Cup has been brought to end after being punished for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.
FIFA announced early Thursday morning that Suarez would be suspended from nine international games as well as being banned from any soccer-related activity for the next four months. This means that not only will Suarez not be allowed to play for Uruguay for those games, but he will be missing the start of the season with Liverpool and will not be allowed into the stadiums for World Cup matches or Premiere League matches.
Following the verdict, Suarez was seen leaving the training site and saying goodbye to the coaching staff apparently in tears.
Luis Suarez saying goodbye to the Uruguay coaching staff today at the team's camp. pic.twitter.com/059iWNBtzP— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) June 26, 2014
Although it is sad to see a player no longer be able to play for his nation, no one will argue will the fact that Suarez did this to himself (or with FIFA’s surprisingly good handling of the situation).
Whether it was an act of frustration or something else, Suarez will have to watch Uruguay’s upcoming match against Colombia from the comfort of his home.
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