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Banned Suarez up for award

Footballer Luis Suarez, who received a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic at Chelsea last week, is nominated for the Players Football Association (PFA) Player of the Year.

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Luis Suarez 6pm deadline to respond to FA charge

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has until 6pm this evening to respond to the FA's charge of violent conduct. The charge follows Suarez biting Chelsea player Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday at Anfield.

The FA confirmed the charge on Monday, saying in a statement the incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore has to be reviewed afterwards. The FA says the normal three match ban will be insufficient and they will convene an Independent Regulatory Commission on Wednesday.

Liverpool's Luis Suarez seen in Liverpool on Monday Credit: Press Association

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