Thursday, 14 August 2014

CAS Upholds Suarez's ban, clears him to Train with Barcelona




Luis Suarez's four-month biting ban is upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but he is cleared to train with new club Barcelona.

According to the BBC a full explanation of the ruling will not be published until a later date.

Suarez's lawyers argued world governing body Fifa's decision to suspend him from all "football-related activity" for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup was excessive.

The Uruguay striker, 27, was also banned for nine international matches.

Suarez was a Liverpool player at the time of his clash with Chiellini but has since left Anfield to join Barcelona in a £75m deal.

Barcelona's La Liga season starts at home to Elche on 24 August.

At last week's hearing in Lausanne, Suarez's legal team argued he should be allowed to train with Barca during his suspension and that his ban should be limited to international football.

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