FIFA has confirmed today that Luis Suarez has been sanctioned for an incident with Giorgio Chiellini during the Uruguay and Italy game.
According to the statement on FIFA’s website, Suarez will miss nine official games and is banned from taking part in any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of four months.
Consequently, his World Cup is over.
Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez’s guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated,” said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
You can read the statement in full here.