Luis Suarez World Cup 'Bite' Verdict Likely Next Week

Updated: 06 August 2014 18:59 IST

Luis Suarez was suspended for four months after biting Italian defender Georgio Chiellini in the FIFA World Cup. Suarez's new club, Barcelona, has joined him and Uruguay's football federation in the appeal against his ban. If the court dismisses the appeal, Suarez's ban will expire Oct. 25.

Luis Suarez World Cup 'Bite' Verdict Likely Next Week
Luis Suarez was banned for biting Italian defender Georgio Chiellini during the FIFA World Cup.

Luis Suarez should find out next week whether he has won his appeal against a four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup. (Luis Suarez: The hand, foot and mouth of god)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the decision is "likely to be rendered some days" after the closed-door hearing in Lausanne on Friday.

The fast-track timetable was agreed on with FIFA, which also banned the Uruguay forward for nine competitive international matches.

Suarez's new club, Barcelona, has joined him and Uruguay's football federation in the appeal. (Suarez's apology)

Barcelona starts the Spanish league season on Aug. 24 at home against Elche.

If the court dismisses the appeal, Suarez's ban will expire Oct. 25.

FIFA suspended Suarez for biting the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup group match in Brazil.

Topics : Luis Suarez Barcelona Football
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