Luis Suarez

  • Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez: owner 8 hours 30 minutes ago

    Liverpool chose the right time to part ways with the prolific-but-controversial striker Luis Suarez and the Premier League side will have no trouble coping without the Uruguayan, the club's principal owner John Henry said. Suarez joined Barcelona on a five-year-deal despite receiving a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from...
  • Banned Suarez may make Barcelona debut in El Clasico 11 hours 36 minutes ago

    Madrid: Disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who is serving a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup, could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico in October. La Liga announced its fixtures for the season on Thursday and the first meeting of the two Spanish...
  • Rodgers praises Suarez, says Liverpool moving on 2 days ago

    Boston: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez' departure to Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee. "He gave everything for Liverpool," Rodgers said on Tuesday when asked if Suarez had let the club down. "Of course there have been issues, but they're in the...
  • Luis Suarez mobbed by fans in Barcelona 5 days ago

    London: Controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and his wife Sofia Balbi were mobbed by Barcelona fans during a walk around the Spanish city. The 27-year-old looked a little uncomfortable when he was grabbed by one female supporter as he was trying to make a quick getaway on Saturday, according to Daily...
  • Suarez's initial absence no tragedy for Barcelona July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is not overly concerned about the absence of new signing Luis Suarez for the early part of the upcoming season as the Uruguayan serves his biting ban from the World Cup. "It's bad that he's not with us from the start, but it's not a tragedy,"...
  • Barcelona director defends Luis Suarez over biting scandal July 16, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona sports director Andoni Zubizarreta defended new signing Luis Suarez over his World Cup biting scandal on Wednesday, saying that nobody was perfect. Suarez joined the Catalan club in a five-year-deal last week from Liverpool despite receiving a nine-match international ban and a four-month suspension from all football related activities...
  • No presentation for Suarez at Barcelona, says FIFA July 14, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has told Spanish club FC Barcelona that they cannot hold any official presentation for new signing Luis Suarez due to his four month ban from football activities. FIFA spokesman Delia Fischer said that the player ban includes not taking part in any football activity including presentation conferences,...
  • World Cup 2014: The A to Z of the 'beautiful' carnival in Brazil July 14, 2014

    The Maracana became the moment of reckoning for Germany as they ended their 24 years long wait by lifting the FIFA World Cup beating Argentina 1-0 on Sunday. Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany the victory in a tight and tense World Cup final that came...
  • World Cup 2014: The five highs and lows July 14, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Marcelo looked wide-eyed, stunned when he scored the first goal of the World Cup ... against his own team. Hardly the most auspicious of starts for Brazil. But that blooper just 11 minutes into the tournament was soon forgiven and forgotten as Brazil went on to win...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez to appeal 'Fascist' bite ban, says Lawyer July 12, 2014

    Madrid: Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will appeal a "fascist' four-month ban for biting a World Cup rival, his lawyer said Friday. FIFA had rejected an appeal the previous day by Uruguay and the 27-year-old over the severity of his punishment. But now Suarez is going to the Court of Arbitration for...
  • Barcelona reach agreement for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez July 12, 2014

    Spain: Barcelona reached agreement with Liverpool on the transfer of Luis Suarez on Friday, giving the troubled striker a chance to rehabilitate his image when his latest biting ban is over. Suarez will travel to Barcelona next week for a medical and to sign a five-year contract. "It is with a heavy...
  • FIFA rejects Luis Suarez appeal against ban for biting July 10, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA says it has rejected Luis Suarez's appeal against his four-month ban from all football for biting an opponent in a World Cup match. The FIFA appeals committee rejected the appeal by Suarez and the Uruguay football federation in its entirety. Suarez can appeal to the Court of Arbitration...
  • Liverpool eyeing Alexis Sanchez to replace Luis Suarez July 7, 2014

    Madrid: English football club Liverpool are eyeing Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez as a good alternative to replace Uruguay's Luis Suarez, who will move to Barcelona. According to AS newspaper, this issue has become even more apparent following the news that Barca and Liverpool have reached a deal for Luis Suarez to...
  • World Cup 2014: Luis Suarez referee picked for Brazil-Germany semi-final July 7, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: The referee who failed to see Luis Suarez bite an opponent has been picked to officiate Brazil's World Cup semi-final against Germany. FIFA says on its website that Marco Rodriguez of Mexico will referee the match in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Rodriguez has handled two World Cup matches, including...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez ban was justice, not exemplary, says FIFA July 3, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA's disciplinary committee chairman says Luis Suarez received a just punishment and was not made an example of. Claudio Sulser told reporters the Uruguay and Liverpool forward's World Cup biting case was "very severe." Suarez was banned for nine Uruguay matches, four months from all football and fined 100,000...
  • Fancy a bite from Uruguay striker Luis Suarez? Online Swedish sex shop unveils a 'Suarez nipple clamp'! July 3, 2014

    For those who may in fact fancy a nibble from disgraced Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, an online Swedish sex shop has come up with just the thing. The online store Oliver & Eva on Wednesday unveiled a 'Suarez nipple clamp' in the form of the footballer's head, teeth bared, for 33...
  • World Cup 2014: Blatter says 'fair play' to Suarez after bite apology July 3, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA President Sepp Blatter praised Uruguay striker Luis Suarez on Wednesday after he apologised for biting an Italian defender during the World Cup. Suarez was banned for nine competitive internationals and cannot take part in any soccer activities for four months after he sank his teeth into the...
  • Barcelona to open Suarez talks with Liverpool - reports July 2, 2014

    Barcelona officials will meet their Liverpool counterparts in London on Wednesday to open negotiations on a possible deal for disgraced Anfield striker Luis Suarez, according to British media reports. Barcelona appear to be leading the race among clubs linked with the 27-year-old Uruguayan, who was expelled from the World Cup and...
  • World Cup 2014: Barcelona praise Luis Suarez for 'recognising error' July 2, 2014

    Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has praised Luis Suarez for "acknowledging his mistake" after the Uruguay forward bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup finals. Barca are one of a number of clubs linked with a possible move for the 27-year-old Liverpool player, who was expelled from the competition...
  • World Cup 2014: Giorgio Chiellini hopes FIFA reduces Suarez's penalty July 1, 2014

    Madrid: Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has responded to Uruguayan Luis Suarez's apology for biting him during the World Cup Group B match which ended 1-0 in favour of Uruguay. "It's all forgotten, I hope FIFA will reduce your suspension," Chiellini said while mentioning Suarez on Twitter, reports EFE. Suarez had earlier apologised...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany and France end African hopes, Suarez sorry July 1, 2014

    Brasilia: Germany and France snuffed out African hopes and reached the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with hard-won victories over Algeria and Nigeria, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologise for biting. Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing late goals to see off African champions...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez apologizes for biting opponent June 30, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Luis Suarez has issued an apology to Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini for biting him during a World Cup match and vowed never to do it again. The Uruguay striker says in a statement posted on Twitter on Monday that "I deeply regret what occurred," and that "the truth...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez ban violates human rights, says Diego Lugano June 29, 2014

    Uruguay captain Diego Lugano lashed out at the sanction issued by FIFA against teammate Luis Suarez, saying that it violates human rights. After biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 win, Suarez was suspended for nine international matches and banned from participating in any football-related activity for four months, reports...
  • Twitter has been bitten by the Suarez bug! #Suarezing goes viral with football fans sinking teeth into anything they see June 29, 2014

    The Urban Dictionary's definition of Suarezing is: 'when you nibble on someone as a form of foreplay. (See Luis Suarez)'. Luis Suarez may have been banned for four months from all football activity and nine international matches, but he has sparked a quite a trend on Twitter during this FIFA...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia, not Luis Suarez saga, ended Uruguay hopes June 29, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Luis Suarez could not help Uruguay avoid defeat to Colombia but the striker's presence was still felt in the changing room and stands. Uruguay's support of the banned, biting striker was steadfast on Saturday even as the team was toothless in his absence and crashed out of...
  • World Cup 2014: Blatter says Luis Suarez bite 'not fair'; keeps mum on ban June 28, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA President Sepp Blatter believes Luis Suarez's biting offense was "definitely not fair" - though he won't say the player's name. "It is not fair what he has done," Blatter said Friday in a video interview on FIFA's website. In his only scheduled media commitment during the World...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay manager quits FIFA over Suarez ban June 28, 2014

    Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez has quit his position in the FIFA Strategic Committee over the ban issued against his striker Luis Suarez after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini June 24 during the World Cup. "It is not wise or prudent to be in an organisation with people, those who exerted pressure...
  • World Cup 2014: Bite was not deliberate, says Luis Suarez June 28, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Luis Suarez told FIFA's disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. "In no way it happened how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite," the Uruguay striker wrote in Spanish in a letter dated June 25. The...
  • World Cup 2014: Colombia won't underestimate Uruguay without Suarez, says coach June 28, 2014

    Colombia will not treat Uruguay any differently just because they will be without disgraced striker Luis Suarez, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said on Friday, the day before the start of the World Cup knockout round. High-scoring Colombia, one of the tournament's surprises, meet the tough-tackling Uruguayans in their second-round match at...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA may as well throw Suarez into Guantanamo, says Maradona June 27, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona blasted FIFA's ban on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez as "criminal" and said world soccer's governing body might as well handcuff the striker and lock him up in Guantanamo prison. "Who did Suarez kill?" Maradona said during his soccer commentary programme broadcast on Venezuela's Telesur and Argentine public...