Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez writes apology to Chiellini

Luis Suarez has apologised to Giorgio Chiellini and has vowed never to bite anyone again.

Suarez was sent home from the World Cup in shame after biting Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy on June 24.

The Liverpool striker, who had bitten two opponents on the field of play before, was suspended from "all football-related activity" for four months by FIFA as a result.

Luis Suarez: I lost my balance and fell on Chiellini

Luis Suarez.

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Luis Suarez's defence against a charge of biting an opponent was that he lost his balance and hit his face on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder, it has emerged.

His claims, which were dismissed by FIFA's disciplinary committee, are contained in the full written reasons of the ruling, a copy of which has been seen by Press Association Sport.

Valcke: Suarez needs help

FIFA chief Jerome Valcke has claimed Liverpool are not being punished by the four-month worldwide ban imposed on Luis Suarez for biting and told the striker to seek treatment for his behaviour.

Jerome Valcke wants Luis Suarez to get help.

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