FIFA tell Liverpool striker Suarez he can't train during ban

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has been told by footballing authority FIFA he is not allowed to train during his four-month ban from football.

The 27-year-old Uruguay striker was slapped with a four-month ban from football for an incident, which saw him bite opponent Italy’s Georgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Liverpool front man and last term’s Premier League Golden Boot winner is heavily linked with a move to Barcelona as the Reds could look to cash in on the controversial forward.

FIFA disciplinary chief Claudio Sulser has stated categorically that the Reds goal scorer will not be allowed to participate in any footballing activities during his suspension, including training.

"As said at various occasions he is not allowed to participate in any football activity during the ban period and as such is also not allowed to train with the team during the ban," Sulser said.

The player cannot have any activity related to football, but a medical examination for a transfer yes - the sanction is not linked to transfer rights," he added.

This would not impact Suarez’ ability to sign for another club, as Sulser stated, as he could undergo a medical but should he make a move away from Anfield this summer, he would not be allowed to participate in training sessions with any club, at first team or any other level.

This is in direct contrast with comments made by Sulser on Thursday suggesting it would be unfair on the player to prevent him from training but the statement has now been rectified to make clear that Luis Suarez is not allowed to be involved in professional football in any way, shape or form until his ban is served.

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