The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has confirmed that the Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suarez was suspended for eight matches. Soccer’s governing body had sanctioned Suarez with nine games for biting the Italian Giorgio Chiellini.

Luis Suarez signed for Barcelona this year completed his first match suspension still in the World Cup in Uruguay, Colombia, and will have to be four months, “without taking part in any activity related to football.”

FIFA also ruled on other pending punishment. Greece coach Fernando Santos will also have to be eight -match ban. The coach of the Greek side, a Portuguese national, was deported at the conclusion of the extension of the disputed match between Costa Rica and Greece on 29 June. “In accordance with Art. 19 secs. 1 and 2 of the Disciplinary Code of FIFA, Fernando Santos is suspended for a total of eight (8) games  for violating art. 49.

FIFA recalls that, according to its Disciplinary Code, the suspensions handed down by the Disciplinary Committee shall be met in both cases in the next official matches. FIFA has also confirmed the list of players who must comply match ban ended World Cup: Luis Suarez (Uruguay), eight of the nine games remaining suspension and four months without being able to take part in any activity related to football; Alex Song (Cameroon), two games of the three suspension – Ante Rebi (Croatia), one game suspension; Claudio Marchisio (Italy), one game suspension; Antonio Valencia (Ecuador), match suspension.

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