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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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PFA boss: 'I see a tension between club and country'

The chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association has said that he sees a "tension developing" where clubs may be wary of releasing players to play for their country if it means they subsequently miss games through a disciplinary incident.

Responding to the four month ban on Luis Suarez, Gordon Taylor said: "I can understand Liverpool being aggrieved because it has impacted on them and of course that has never happened before - a player playing for his country, and that affects his club.

"I could see a tension developing in the future in the classic club versus country situation, whereby clubs may be very wary of releasing players, if for a disciplinary incident, it then impacts on that player missing games with them. There is so much money at stake."

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