In the 2006 World Cup, players liked to head – butt others. Now that the 2014 World Cup has kicked off it has turned to biting. What will happen at the next World Cup? Punching? Kicking in the crotch? We all can’t wait to find out.
Luis Suárez, the attacker from Uruguay, has been suspended for nine games and is not allowed to attend any soccer activities for four months after FIFA saw in the recorded video of the game that he bit an opponent from Italy.
Additionally, Suárez, who has been suspended twice previously for biting opponents, was fined 100,000 Swiss francs, about $112,000.
FIFA announced the penalty at the World Cup meeting in Rio de Janeiro. Suárez’s ban is the longest World Cup suspension issued for an on – field action and it will begin immediately.
“Such behavior cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field,” Claudio Sulser, the chairman of the FIFA disciplinary committee, said in a statement.