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Banned Suarez up for award

Footballer Luis Suarez, who received a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic at Chelsea last week, is nominated for the Players Football Association (PFA) Player of the Year.

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Liverpool FC's Luis Suarez potentially out until October

Liverpool's Luis Suarez after he appeared to bite Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during the match at Anfield, Liverpool. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A 10-match ban meted out to Luis Suarez will see the Liverpool player miss the remaining four games of this season and the first six domestic matches of the next campaign, potentially ruling the Uruguayan striker out until October.

Suarez pleaded guilty to the charge of violent conduct but denied the FA's claim that the standard punishment of three matches was "clearly insufficient" for the offence.

The three-person regulatory commission included a former player and dealt with the case under the FA's fast-track system.

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