Steve Scott

Sports Editor

Steve Scott is Sports Editor for ITV News and also regularly presents ITV News programmes. Steve has covered major events such as the 2010 World Cup and the London 2012 Olympics.

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Suarez ban could hurt Liverpool as well as Uruguay

Brendan Rodgers will hope Suarez's expected ban does not extend to club football. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Fifa is hoping to quickly deal with disciplinary procedures against Luis Suarez, fully aware that Uruguay's next World Cup match comes on Saturday.

The deadline for Suarez to present his case passed this evening, and his lawyer has been with the organisation's bosses all day, providing the disciplinary committee with 17 pages of witness statements.

If there is an appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has the ability to convene an emergency meeting in Rio.

The implications if he is banned are, of course, very serious for Uruguay and for Suarez, but they could potentially hurt Liverpool too.

If he does get a ban, due to the seriousness of the case and his history of controversies it may just well extend beyond international football - though there is currently no precedent for that.

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Lightning delay will not affect England's travel plans

Roy Hodgson came to Miami for the weather, it just wasn't this kind of weather he had in mind.

But, with the game having restarted and looking like it will finish, the game's only significance will be as pub quiz material.

Lightning is seen over the Sun Life Stadium as play was suspended. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The ref had no choice, American by-laws rule that if lightening strikes within 5 miles of the stadium, it means the game has to be postponed until the storm has passed.

While it won't faze the players, spare a thought for the ITV Sport presentation team who had what must have seemed an interminable time to fill. And that after racing from their exposed pitchside position to the sanctity of the tunnel.

The delay will not affect England's travel plans of course - their private charter to Rio tonight will wait and take off whenever they want, so the players will still get a comfortable night in their flat beds.

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