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Ajax's Suárez banned for seven matches

Published: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 16.51CET
The Royal Netherlands Football Association suspended AFC Ajax forward Luis Suárez for seven domestic games after he bit an opponent in last Sunday's 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven.
Ajax's Suárez banned for seven matches
Luis Suárez will be unavailable for domestic duty until February ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 16.51CET

Ajax's Suárez banned for seven matches

The Royal Netherlands Football Association suspended AFC Ajax forward Luis Suárez for seven domestic games after he bit an opponent in last Sunday's 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven.

AFC Ajax captain Luis Suárez will not play any domestic games until February after the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) handed down a seven-match domestic ban to the striker.

Suárez will be suspended for six Dutch First Division games and one Dutch Cup tie, becoming available for selection again on 4 February 2011 when Ajax are due to play De Graafschap in the Eredivisie. The sanction applies only to domestic competitions, however, and does not affect the 23-year-old's eligibility for Ajax's concluding UEFA Champions League group stage match at AC Milan on 8 December.

The KNVB issued the ban after an incident in which Suárez bit opponent Otman Bakkal during Ajax's 0-0 Eredivisie draw against PSV Eindhoven last Sunday. The Uruguayan international already had a suspended one-match ban hanging over him following his sending-off in the Dutch Super Cup game against FC Twente in July.

Last updated: 04/01/11 1.13CET

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