Luis Suarez bite: Fifa statement confirms they will investigate incident between Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini
The pair clashed during Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy with Chiellini appearing to show teeth marks on his shoulder
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Fifa have released a statement confirming that they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Luis Suarez after he was accused of biting a player for the third time, following a clash with Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
The statement read:
"Fifa can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an apparent breach of art. 48 and/or art. 57 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code during the 2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil™ match Italy-Uruguay played on 24 June 2014.
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"The player and/or the Uruguayan FA are invited to provide with their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant until 25 June 2014, 5pm, Brasilia time (9pm BST).
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"According to art. 77 lit. a of the Fifa Disciplinary Code (FDC), the Fifa Disciplinary Committee is responsible for sanctioning serious infringements which have escaped the match officials’ attention.
"Furthermore, according to art. 96 of the FDC, any type of proof may be produced (par. 1), in particular are admissible, reports from referees, declarations from the parties and witnesses, material evidence, audio or video recordings (par. 3)."
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