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FIFA Open Disciplinary Proceedings After Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez’s Bite On Giorgio Chiellini

The Uruguay international could be in for severe punishment.

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FIFA have confirmed that they have opened disciplinary proceedings after Liverpool and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup clash on Tuesday.

It’s not the first time Suarez has gotten himself into trouble for biting an opponent, having been served bans whilst playing for both Ajax and current side the Reds for sinking his teeth into another player.

Now the governing body of the World Cup have decided to take matters into their own hands and if found guilty, the 27-year-old could be looking at a lengthy international ban.

“FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay,” a statement on the official website read.

Suarez’s side progressed to the last-16 of the tournament after beating the Italians 1-0, with the incident involving the striker and Chiellini occurring before Diego Godin’s decisive header.

The Uruguayan looked to have turned a corner in the past 12 months and had put his controversial past behind him, instead concentrating on helping the Merseysiders to success by scoring 31 Premier League goals and being named PFA Player of the Year.

Yet trouble still seems to follow Suarez, who during his career in England also received an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, whilst at the 2010 World Cup the attacker was shown red for deliberately stopping a goal with his hand.

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