SI Staff
Saturday June 28th, 2014

Luis Suarez might not be available to Uruguay for nine matches, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the team's locker room prior to Saturday's knockout clash with Colombia. 

The Uruguay FA tweeted a photo of the inside of the locker room at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, with Suarez's locker place intact. Suarez, of course, cannot be in the stadium for the game, as he has been banned for nine international games and from all soccer-related activities for club and country for four months after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

MORE: Suarez says he had no intentions of biting Chiellini, lost balance

Instead of alienating the much-maligned Suarez, Uruguay is rallying around its banned forward:

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