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Luis Suarez appeals FIFA ban for biting, will receive verdict next week

08.08.14 at 12:54 pm ET

Uruguay and Barcelona forward Luis Suarez appealed his FIFA ban Friday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, and will have a verdict by next week.

Suarez attended a six-hour hearing in front of a three-person panel before the Court of Arbitration for Sports. He’s pushing to reduce his four-month suspension from all soccer activity.

The panel said that it will come to a decision, “probably before the end of next week.”

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