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World Cup: Luis Suarez banned for four months

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(CNN) -- Luis Suarez has been banned for nine international matches and suspended for four months from any football activity by FIFA.

The Liverpool striker is also set to miss a large chunk of the English Premier season and is "banned from any football related activity."

The ban is the most severe ever handed out at a World Cup but the striker does have the right to appeal and is allowed to transfer clubs during the four month period.

FIFA said Wednesday that it has begun proceedings after the striker was accused of biting another player during his team's World Cup victory over Italy a day earlier

Uruguay is set to play its last-16 game against Colombia in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday but will be without Suarez, who will start his suspension immediately.

The decision was announced by FIFA at a news conference Thursday.

"The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming FIFA World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28 June 2014," said a FIFA statement.

"The remaining match suspensions shall be served in Uruguay's next FIFA World Cup match(es), as long as the team qualifies, and/or in the representative team's subsequent official matches."

FIFA also confirmed that Suarez is "prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium" during his ban and must pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss Francs -- $111,000.

 

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