Soccer-Suarez banned for nine matches - FIFA


RIO DE JANEIRO, June 26 (Reuters) - Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was banned for nine matches by FIFA on Thursday after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Suarez was also banned from any football-related activity for four months and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($111,000).

The incident occurred 10 minutes before the end of Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy in their final Group D match in Natal on Tuesday.

($1 = 0.9005 Swiss Francs) (Reporting by Mike Collett, editing by Ed Osmond)

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