The player was banned for biting Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic, last Sunday.
The ban handed to the Uruguay striker exceeds the seven-match ban he got while he committed the same offence in Ajax. He, however, has until Friday April 26 to appeal this ruling.
The FA statement on Wednesday read: A three-person Independent Regulatory Commission today upheld the FA’s claim that a suspension of three matches was clearly insufficient and the player will serve a further seven first-team matches in addition to the standard three. The suspension begins with immediate effect.
“The Liverpool forward had accepted a charge of violent conduct but had denied The FA’s claim that the standard three-match sanction was insufficient for the offence.
“The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed.
“Suarez has until midday on Friday, April 26 to appeal the additional suspension, above the standard three matches.
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