#Brazil2014: FIFA Commence Disciplinary Proceedings Against Suarez

FIFA has begun investigations into Luis
Suarez’s biting of Girogio Chiellini during
Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy, and have
invited him to come explain himself.
A statement by FIFA reads,
“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. 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.
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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