Uruguay’s Luis Suarez suspended four months for biting Italian player

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder that was bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder that was bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

RIO DE JANEIRO — Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s star striker, has been suspended for the rest of the World Cup tournament for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the game between the soccer powers on Tuesday, FIFA officials said Thursday.

He is suspended for a total of nine matches and is banned from any kind of soccer-related activity for four months. Colombia and Uruguay are scheduled to play in the first stage of the World Cup knockout round on Saturday,