WRAPUP 3-Soccer-Suarez and Uruguay sweat ahead of FIFA ruling on bite

miércoles 25 de junio de 2014 18:27 GYT
 

* Suarez and Uruguay face anxious wait

* FIFA to rule on whether he is guilty of biting

* If found guilty, player faces lengthy ban

* Many Uruguayans say Suarez being unfairly targeted

* English PFA chief says fears for player's career

By William Schomberg and Mike Collett

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 25 (Reuters) - Luis Suarez and his Uruguay team mates faced an anxious wait on Wednesday as soccer's governing body FIFA decided whether to expel him from the World Cup for biting an opponent in a match against Italy.

The incident in Uruguay's 1-0 victory over the Europeans in Natal on Tuesday has brought the ugly side of the game to the fore, marring a tournament that has been widely praised for its attacking football and major upsets.

Suarez's lawyer, Alejandro Balbi, flew to Rio de Janeiro with Uruguay FA chief Wilmar Valdez to lay out the player's defence, although the consensus among those who have seen replays of the incident is that the forward's future at the tournament is in serious jeopardy.   Continuación...