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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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888poker terminates contract with Suarez over biting

Online gambling firm 888poker have terminated their relationship with Luis Suarez with immediate effect after he was suspended from football for four months for biting an opposition player.

Suarez signed an endorsement contract with the company in May. Credit: @luis16suarez

"888poker signed Luis Suarez following a fantastic season for which his achievements were widely recognised," a statement said.

"Regrettably, following his actions during Uruguay’s World Cup match against Italy on Tuesday, 888poker has decided to terminate its relationship with Luis Suarez with immediate effect."

Adidas, who also used Suarez in their World Cup advertising campaign, said they fully supported Fifa's sanctions and would be discussing further aspects of their partnership with the Uruguayan striker after the World Cup.

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