Suarez case fast-tracked

The Court of Arbitration for Sport may rule on Luis Suarez's appeal over his ban for biting before the start of the season.

Last Updated: 25/07/14 at 17:01 Post Comment

Luis Suarez: Barcelona striker hoping for fast-track ruling from CAS

Luis Suarez: Barcelona striker hoping for fast-track ruling from CAS

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Suarez, the Uruguay Federation and his new club Barcelona, filed requests that the case be fast-tracked - almost exactly a month after FIFA banned the 27-year-old striker for nine competitive international matches and from any football-related activities for four months.

The Court released a statement that confirmed "it is likely that a final award will be rendered well before the end of August".

The world of football was left stunned this summer as Suarez bit an opponent on a football pitch for the third time - clashing with Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 World Cup Group D victory in Natal in an incident the referee failed to spot in 'real' time.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee swiftly imposed a lengthy suspension and rejected a quick-fire appeal made by the Uruguayan football authorities, and Suarez's eventful summer continued when Barcelona paid Liverpool a fee in the region of £75million for his services despite the saga.

Although FIFA must agree to fast-track the appeal case, no hearing dates have been set and no arbitrators have yet been appointed to hear the case.

The news gives Suarez hope that a ruling will be made before the Spanish season kicks off on the weekend of August 23-24.

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