Luis Suarez calls bite an accident

  • Luis Suarez faces a four month ban from FIFA after biting an opponent in his last game. The player has previously been banned for the same reason but denies the fact that he bit Giorgio Chiellini.

    "In no way it happened how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite. After the impact... I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent. At that moment I hit my face against the player leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth."

    Chiellini said he hopes Suarez "will be allowed to stay close to his teammates during the games, because such a ban is really alienating for a player."

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