Luis Suarez (right) stepped on Tomas Hubocan's (left) back in last week's Europa League match.
Luis Suarez (right) stepped on Tomas Hubocan's (left) back in last week's Europa League match.
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UEFA will not investigate Liverpool forward Luis Suarez over an alleged stamping incident with a Zenit St Petersburg defender.

Suarez was pictured stepping on Tomas Hubocan's back near the end of a Europa League match at Anfield last Thursday. Some commentators suggested Suarez deliberately stamped on his fallen opponent.

Referee Bjorn Kuipers, a Netherlands official on FIFA's shortlist for selection to the 2014 World Cup, did not punish Suarez.

Still, UEFA can use video evidence to review incidents.

UEFA says in a statement to the Associated Press that its "disciplinary unit has decided not to open a case.''

Suarez scored twice from long-range free kicks in Liverpool's 3-1 victory. Zenit, which won the first leg 2-0, advanced to the last 16 of the tournament on the away goals rule.

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