Blat­ter says Suarez bite not fair, but stays mum on ban

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Chile for­ward

Alexis Sanchez ( C- front) scores the equal­izer against Brazil at

The Mineirao Sta­dium

in Belo Hor­i­zonte A penalty at­tempt will re­sult in a score be­tween two- thirds and three- quar­ters of the time, ac­cord­ing to data from top- flight Euro­pean club foot­ball

For all the news and up­dates about FIFA World Cup 2014, scan im­age us­ing the dna it app. In­struc­tions at www. dnain­dia. com/ apps/ dnait Off- spinner Harb­ha­jan Singh ( R), who is in Brazil to watch the World Cup, shares a light mo­ment with leg­endary Brazil­ian foot­baller Pele in Rio de Janeiro on Thurs­day

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 Cup, Blat­ter said it was not for him to com­ment on the sever­ity of Suarez’s pun­ish­ment. In the seven- minute in­ter­view, Blat­ter briefly touched on the big­gest con­tro­versy of the tour­na­ment. Suarez’s nine- match, four- month ban was “taken by a panel of seven judges” on FIFA’s dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee, Blat­ter says. “Ob­vi­ously they have taken into con­sid­er­a­tion the an­tecedents of this player,” Blat­ter said.

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