Previous
FK Qarabag
St Etienne
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Apollon Limassol
FC Zürich
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Borussia Monchengladbach
Villarreal
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Club Brugge
Torino
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
HJK Helsinki
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Besiktas
Asteras Tripolis
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FK Partizan Belgrade
Tottenham Hotspur
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Dinamo Zagreb
FK Astra Giurgiu
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
SV Salzburg
Celtic
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Panathinaikos
Dinamo Moscow
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Estoril
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
Internazionale
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Feyenoord Rotterdam
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Standard Liege
Rijeka
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Everton
VfL Wolfsburg
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Lille
Krasnodar
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
BSC Young Boys
Slovan Bratislava
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Napoli
Sparta Prague
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Rio Ave
Dynamo Kiev
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Steaua Bucuresti
AaB
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Fiorentina
Guingamp
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
PAOK Salonika
Dinamo Minsk
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Legia Warsaw
KSC Lokeren
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Metalist Kharkiv
Trabzonspor
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Saprissa
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Metapan
Herediano
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Boca Juniors
Rosario Central
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Emelec
River Plate
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
Racing Club
Argentinos Juniors
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Temperley
Unión de Santa Fe
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Corinthians
Chapecoense AF
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Goiás EC
Atlético MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Gremio
Santos FC
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Deportes Quindío
America Cali
12:30 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 0
Game Details
Cortuluá
Valledupar F.C.
1:00 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 3
Game Details
Next
Jun 28, 2014

Luis Suarez: 'I lost my balance'

The ESPN FC Encore panel discuss the gravity of Uruguay's Luis Suarez's actions in the wake of FIFA's sanctions.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Luis Suarez told FIFA's disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

The Uruguay striker wrote in Spanish that "in no way [did it happen] how you have described, as a bite or intent to bite."

The player's defence is in paragraph six of FIFA's ruling, which has been seen by The Associated Press.

Suarez wrote: "After the impact... I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent. At that moment I hit my face against the player, leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth."

But the seven-man panel ruled that the bite was "deliberate, intentional and without provocation."

The FIFA statement added: "He bit the player with the intention of wounding him or at least of destabilising him.

"In such context the committee observes that the player had been sanctioned on previous occasions in club competition for similar acts."

It also said the striker showed no remorse for his actions, adding in paragraph 29: "The disciplinary commission observed that the player at no moment showed regret or remorse of any type nor did he admit a violation of any FIFA rule and therefore in general he did not show any consciousness of having committed any offence."

Suarez was banned for nine international matches and from all football for four months -- a punishment the Uruguayan FA has said it will appeal against.

The striker has returned to Uruguay after having his World Cup accreditation revoked and being banned from the team hotel by FIFA and was given a warm reception by football fans.

He, in turn, thanked his supporters via his official Twitter account, saying: "Hello everyone. I'm writing this message to give my thanks for all the displays of support and kindness that I am receiving. Both me and my family are grateful for them.

"Thanks a lot for being at my side and I want us all today to support my teammates from the national side for the game against Colombia."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.