Suarez and the Uruguayan Football Association
challenged the ban and a nine-match international
suspension handed out after the Liverpool striker
attacked Chiellini during his country’s World Cup game
Urguayan FA president Wilmar Valdez called the
sanctions “totally exaggerated”, but FIFA’s Appeal
Committee has now upheld the original decision.
A FIFA Statement Read:
“The Appeal Committee has decided to
reject the appeals lodged by both the Uruguayan
player Luis Suarez and the Uruguayan FA, and to
confirm the decision rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary
Committee on 25 June 2014
in its entirety.
“The terms of the decision taken by the FIFA Appeal
Committee were communicated to the player and the
Uruguayan FA today.”
Suarez, who is expected to leave Liverpool for
Barcelona in the near future, can still take his case to
the Court of Arbitration for Sport.