Venezuelan president weighs in on Suarez bite row

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has said Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez had been unfairly punished for helping eliminate Italy and England. Suarez claimed that he did not deliberately bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

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Fifa: Suarez incident leaves him open to 'severe criticism'

Jim Boyce, Britain's Fifa vice-president and head of Fifa's referees committee, has expressed his concerns about an apparent biting incident, involving Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez.

Speaking about the incident at the Italy match, where Uruguay won 1-0, Mr Boyce said:

I have watched the incident several times on television.

There is no doubt Luis Suarez is a fantastic footballer but, once again, his actions have left him open to severe criticism.

FIFA must investigate the incident seriously and take whatever disciplinary action deemed necessary.

– Jim Boyce

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