Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Barcelona and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez will receive a verdict for his appeal of a ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup on Thursday​, the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it will announce the urgent ruling at 3 p.m. and the reasons for the decision will be announced at a later date.

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FIFA charged Luis Suarez for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during Uruguay's 1-0 group stage at the World Cup and banned him for nine matches and four months for the incident.

Suarez gave a statement to the court last week in efforts to reduce his ban. Suarez admitted biting Chiellini and apologized for his actions. 

Suarez has been unable to train for Barcelona’s new season, which starts Aug. 24.

- Scooby Axson

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