World Cup qualifying news

Suarez 'persecuted' by authorities

April 12, 2013
By ESPN staff
Luis Suarez is "persecuted" by football's authorities, according to the Uruguayan Football Association, as FIFA launches an investigation into claims he punched an opponent during an international match.

A probe has been launched into allegations that the striker hit Chile defender Gonzalo Jara during a World Cup qualifier in March.

The incident during the 2-0 win for Chile in Santiago was missed by Argentine referee Nestor Pitana, allowing the world governing body's disciplinary ...

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