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FIFA charges Luis Suarez for biting during match

The disciplinary committee has opened the proceedings against the Uruguay forward after Italy's Giorgio Chiellini was bit

Luis Suarez (left) checks his teeth after the incident in Tuesday's game
(JAVIER SORIANO / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

FIFA has charged Luis Suarez for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup.

FIFA said early Wednesday that its disciplinary committee has opened proceedings against the Uruguay forward.

If the panel finds Suarez guilty of assaulting an opponent, FIFA rules call for a ban of at least two matches up to a maximum of 24 months.

FIFA asked the team to present evidence by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

A decision must be published before Saturday, when Uruguay plays Colombia in a round-of-16 match.

Uruguay advanced by beating Italy 1-0 on Tuesday in Natal. One minute before the decisive goal, Suarez clashed with Chiellini and was caught by television cameras biting his shoulder.

Match referee Marco Rodriguez of Mexico appeared not to see the incident and took no action.

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  1. john posted on 06/25/2014 10:44 AM
    must be related to mike Tyson .
  2. Mark7 posted on 06/25/2014 10:59 AM
    I stopped playing kickball after my grade school days. Football aka soccer aka kickball, who cares?
  3. Karl Burgin posted on 06/25/2014 12:05 PM
    What's all the fuss about....can't anyone see that the guy is obviously hungry?
    Whoever said its never good to eat before playing any sport was delusional....ladies and gentlemen, I give you Exhibit A... ;p

    Feed your soccer players, and stuff like this wouldn't happen....lol
    1. dama posted on 06/25/2014 02:36 PM
      @Karl Burgin Honestly.... I saw a Mars bar on his shoulder.. and I chomped on the Mars bar not his shoulder !!!!
    2. tanjo posted on 06/26/2014 12:38 PM
      @Karl Burgin ... and I REALLY DON'T want to know what he is picking from his teeth.
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