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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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FIFA rules clear on transfer of Suarez ban to new league

FIFA rules on the application of player bans, where they move to a new club, clearly state that any sanctions would be transferred with a player to any new league.

The ruling means the 10 match ban given to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez would still apply if he was sold to another club in the summer.

Any disciplinary suspension imposed on a player prior to a transfer must be enforced or applied by the new association at which the player is registered. The former association is obliged to notify the new association of any sanction in writing and upon issuing the ITC [International Transfer Certifcate].

– FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players Article 12, Enforcement of disciplinary suspensions

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