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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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Luis Suarez banned for nine games for biting Chiellini

Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italy's Georgio Chiellini on Tuesday. Credit: PA

Luis Suarez has been banned for nine official matches and four months from any football activity for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Fifa has announced.

The 27-year-old has also been fined 100,000 Swiss Francs (£65,700).

The striker will be unable to play in the rest of Uruguay's World Cup campaign.

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