world cup 2014

Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity

·A stadium ban is pronounced against the player Luis Suárez in accordance with art. 21 of the FDC as follows: the player Luis Suárez is prohibited from entering the confines of any stadium during the period of the ban (point 3). The player Luis Suárez 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 (point 2).

The player Luis Suárez is ordered to pay a fine in the amount of CHF 100,000.

The decision was notified to the player and the Uruguayan FA today.

“Such behaviour cannot be tolerated on any football pitch, and in particular not at a FIFA World Cup when the eyes of millions of people are on the stars on the field. The Disciplinary Committee took into account all the factors of the case and the degree of Mr Suárez’s guilt in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Code. The decision comes into force as soon it is communicated,” said Claudio Sulser, chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

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Musical Superstars to wow audience at FIFA World Cup Final

The Final Match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ will be preceded by a spectacular musical show, with the superstar line-up of artists for the Closing Ceremony now announced. Taking centre stage at 14:20 on 13 July in the Maracana, Santana, Wyclef and Alexandre Pires will perform Dar Um Jeito, the Official Anthem of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while Shakira will make her third consecutive appearance at the FIFA World Cup, performing La la la (Brazil 2014) alongside Carlinhos Brown. Brazilian superstar Ivete Sangalo will bring a distinctive local flavour to the show, performing a medley of well-known Brazilian songs, joined in part by Alexandre Pires.

"I'm thrilled to be performing my song ‘La la la (Brazil 2014)’ at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony," said Shakira. "I have an intricate relationship with football for obvious reasons, and I truly understand what the World Cup means to so many people, myself included. I just feel so grateful for the opportunity to come back to perform at the Closing Ceremony of this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it feels right. The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song and I can't wait to perform it for them."

Fans attending the final in Rio de Janeiro and TV viewers all over the world will also be treated to a taste of the authentic “samba-enredo” by GRES Acadêmicos do Grande Rio throughout the show, a performance which pays homage to the Host City of the Final Match. The performance will be the perfect way to end an exhilarating month of football in Brazil as well as build the excitement and anticipation ahead of the FIFA World Cup Final.

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