Liverpool striker Suarez not to appeal 10-match ban
LONDON, (AFP) - Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has not lodged an appeal against a 10-match ban for biting an opponent, England's Football Association (FA) said on Friday.
Uruguay striker Suarez, 26, was suspended on Wednesday after he was shown to have bitten Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic on the arm last weekend.
The Anfield club had said they were shocked at the severity of the ban, which rules him out for the rest of the season and into the next, and had until mid-day on Friday to lodge an appeal.
But the FA said on its website: "Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has not appealed the suspension issued to him by an Independent Regulatory Commission this week.