Luis Suarez: I lost my balance and fell on Chiellini

Luis Suarez.

Credit: PA

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.