Luis Suarez has paid dearly for his actions against Georgio Chiellini when he bit the Italian player over the shoulder.
Suarez was captured on video sinking his teeth into the shoulder of the player after both collided during the Uruguay vs Italy match on Thursday.
The incident makes it the third time Suarez has gotten into hot water because of biting allegations.
This time, world football governing body was keen to send a message that ‘such actions’, would not be tolerated.
FIFA stated, “Luis Suarez is suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity.
“The Fifa disciplinary committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the Fifa World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay played on 24th June 2014.
“The Fifa disciplinary committee has decided that the player Luis Suarez is regarded as having breached article 48, paragraph one, of the Fifa disciplinary code and article 57 of the Fifa disciplinary code, which is an act of unsporting behaviour towards another player.
“The player Luis Suarez is to be suspended for nine official matches. The first match of this suspension is to be served in the upcoming Fifa World Cup fixture between Colombia and Uruguay on 28th June 2014.”
The statement continued, “A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suarez, in accordance with article 21 of the Fifa disciplinary code as follows: the player Luis Suarez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban; the player Luis Suarez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium in which the representative team of Uruguay is playing while he has to serve the nine-match suspension.
“The player Luis Suarez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of 100,000 Swiss francs.
“The decision was notified to the player and Uruguayan FA this morning.”
Uruguayan football association has vowed to appeal the decision suggesting that the ban was a bit heavy-handed.
The Uruguay striker’s biting stunt resulted in thousands of spoofs appearing online of Suarez in various hilarious and sometimes uncompromising positions.
Suarez tried to play down the incident in the face of criticism. He told Uruguayan media after the game that ‘these things do happen in football’, and it wasn’t anything untoward