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FIFA opens 'disciplinary proceedings' against Luis Suarez

FIFA opens 'disciplinary proceedings' against Luis Suarez

India Blooms News Service | | 25 Jun 2014, 08:40 pm
Sao Paulo, June 25 (IBNS): The world football body FIFA on Wednesday confirmed that it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Luis Suarez of Uruguay for allegedly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

"FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an apparent breach of art. 48 and/or art. 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ match Italy-Uruguay played on 24 June 2014. The player and/or the Uruguayan FA are invited to provide with their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant until 25 June 2014, 5pm, Brasilia time," FIFA.com reported.

"According to art. 77 lit. a of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC), the FIFA Disciplinary Committee is responsible for sanctioning serious infringements which have escaped the match officials’ attention. Furthermore, according to art. 96 of the FDC, any type of proof may be produced (par. 1), in particular are admissible, reports from referees, declarations from the parties and witnesses, material evidence, audio or video recordings (par. 3)," it said.

Chiellini  had claimed that the footballer bit him on his left shoulder.

Uruguay defeated Italy 1-0 in the match.

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield tweeted: "I guess any part of the body is up for eating."

 

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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