Liga - Suarez appeal set for next week

Luis Suarez will have his appeal against a four-month ban for biting heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport next week.

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Luis Suarez's ban appeal will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

The former Liverpool striker's appeal will be heard on Friday August 8 in Lausanne, Switzerland, with a decision expected the following week.

The Barcelona striker was banned from all football-related activity for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 World Cup win on June 24.

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Luis Suarez lies on the pitch after appearing to bite Giorgio Chiellini

At the moment his ban is set to expire on the weekend ending October 26, when Barca face Real Madrid for the first time this season. He would be able to play if the match was on Sunday - but not the Saturday.

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