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Football: CAS starts appeal into Suarez biting ban

Published on Aug 8, 2014 4:26 PM
 
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez arrives for a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on Aug 8, 2014. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began its hearing on Friday, Aug 8, 2014, into Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (REUTERS) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began its hearing on Friday into Uruguay forward Luis Suarez's appeal against his ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match.

Suarez, wearing a checked shirt, brushed aside photographers and refused to make any comment as he arrived by taxi at the CAS headquarters in a Lausanne suburb.

The 27-year-old has been banned from all football activity for four months and suspended for nine competitive internationals by Fifa following the incident which shocked audiences worldwide.

Suarez, who has left Liverpool and joined Barcelona since the incident, has already lost an appeal before Fifa's own disciplinary committee.

 
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