Luis Suarez's ban upheld

The CAS has this afternoon made an announcement on the Luis Suarez biting appeal. The decision that was made means Suarez will still have to serve a nine-match ban, however is now been given permission to train with his new club Barcelona, attend matches and take part in promotional activities relating to football.

The news means Suarez will be allowed to play in friendlies for Uruguay in October and November and also for Barcelona in a friendly on Monday next week.

The decision to reduce the punishment given to Suarez was made after Barcelona labelled the repercussions as 'excessive' given the nature of the incident and the apology made after it.