Luis Suarez offered football asylum by Kosovan club during FIFA ban

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Luis Suarez had to watch Uruguay exit the 2014 World Cup on Saturday during a 2-0 loss to Colombia. He’ll be doing a lot of sitting for the next little while after his nine-match ban from FIFA, which includes being barred from doing any football-related activity for four months. He’ll miss next summer’s Copa America and be unable to join Liverpool until October. 

But if Suarez would like to escape the four-month ban then one Kosovan side would be willing to help him out.  

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KF Hajvalia of the Football Superleague of Kosovo is not a member of FIFA or UEFA, so they aren’t bound by the governing body’s rules or punishments. Club director Xhavit Pacolli is throwing a line out to Suarez, knowing it’s a long shot, but one worth pursuing.

From the Telegraph:

"This is the maximum we can offer," Pacolli said."We offered £25,000 and a salary of £1200 for each month.

"This might sound ridiculous to him, but that is all we can do.”

Despite the ban, Barcelona are said to be in pursuit of the Uruguayan striker, with reports saying the Catalan side are willing to offer anywhere between £40-80 million. Suarez's current deal with Liverpool pays him £200,000 a week.

Hajvalia are the defending champions of the Kosovar Cup and have been in Kosovo’s top division after winning promotion during the 2011/12 season. They also play in a ground with a capacity of 1,000, which would be quite a big difference for Suarez from the 40,000-plus at Anfield that have watched him weekly.

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