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RIO DE JANEIRO Air Max Mens Online , July 10 (Xinhua) -- World football governing body FIFA has upheld a four-month ban issued to Luis Suarez for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.


Suarez and the Uruguayan Football Federation had appealed the decision by FIFA's disciplinary committee after the Liverpool striker was found guilty of biting Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 defeat of Italy on June 24.


It was the third time Suarez had been found guilty of the offence.


The penalty rules Suarez out of all football-related activity until late October, including a nine-match international ban and a fine of 100,000 Swiss Francs.


"The FIFA appeal committee has decided to reject the appeals lodged by both the Uruguayan player Luis Suarez and the Uruguayan FA, and to confirm the decision rendered by the FIFA disciplinary committee on 25 June 2014 in its entirety," FIFA's media chief Delia Fischer told a press conference in Rio de Janeiro.


Fischer added that a further appeal could be made to the court of arbitration for sport.


Despite initially showing no remorse for the incident Air Max Mens White , Suarez later issued an apology on Twitter and pledged to never bite again.


The 27-year-old Liverpool striker is reportedly close to signing a deal with Spanish giants Barcelona. FIFA earlier this month said that Suarez's ban would not impede the player's transfer.


RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Two Brazilian football clubs have been ordered to play a combined 20 matches at neutral venues following a fan riot that left four people in hospital last Sunday.


Brazil's superior sport justice tribunal on Friday handed Curitiba's Atletico Paranaense a 12-match home ban while Vasco da Gama were stripped of eight games in Rio de Janeiro.


The tribunal ordered the matches be played at least 100km away from the clubs' home venues and that half of them be played behind closed doors.


Inaddition Atletico Paranaense were fined 140,000 reais (60,000 US dollars) and Vasco, who were relegated to Brazil's second division after losing the match 5-1 Air Max Mens Clearance , were fined 80,000 reais.


Both clubs vowed to appeal the sentences.


The match was played in the city of Joinville, 125km south of Curitiba, due to previous incidents involving Atletico Paranaense's fans.


Police announced Thursday that three people had been charged with attempted homicide and remanded in isolated cells.


The incident raised fears about Brazil's ability to successfully stage next year's World Cup.


World football governing body FIFA released a statement condemning the violence and guaranteeing fan safety during the June 12-July 13 tournament.


Brazil's World Cup preparations have also been beset by stadium construction delays and anti-government rallies that began during the Confederations Cup in June.


Stadium safety was brought into sharp focus earlier this month after two workers died when a crane collapsed at Sao Paulo's Itaquerao stadium.


BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Various sports activities were held on Tuesday throughout China in commemoration of the Beijing Olympic Games which was believed to have enhanced Chinese national awareness of physical fitness.


Over five thousand people Air Max Mens Sale , including fencing Olympic gold medalist Zhong Man, took part in a four-kilometer hike on Tuesday at the Beijing Olympic Sports Center, one kilometer away from the Bird's Nest where the Beijing Olympic Games opened on Aug. 8, 2008.


In January, 2009 Air Max Mens Shoes , the Chinese government made Aug. 8 as "The National Fitness Day" in order to promote the "sport for all" program and commemorate the Beijing Olympics.


Zhong, 34, who won the men's saber gold at the Beijing Olympics, said he attended many "sport for all" activities like the four-kilometer hike in hope of raising the public fitness awareness.


"The walk refreshed me and I am not tired at all. I hope our promotion can help people realize the importance of physical fitness," he said.


Physical fitness is becoming a national obsession with more and more young people taking to marathon running Air Max Mens , playing basketball, soccer, body-building and old people enjoying public square dancing.


They posed an arduous task for the government -- how to tackle the lack of public sports facilities?


In June, a brawl erupted between some young basketball players and old dancers in Luoyang, the second biggest city of Henan province Cheap Nike Air Max Mens , as both sides wanted to use the same court.


This accident highlighted the shortage of public sports facilities, according to Liu Guoyong, the director of the Sport for All Department of the State General Administration of Sports.


"The government should take responsibilities for that problem," he said. "This was not taken into consideration of the urban areas' design in the past. We have a rather huge backlog to do."


With less than 200 meters off the court where the brawl took place, there is a school with a playground which is closed to the public.


It was reported that schools account for around 53 percent of sports facilities in China Nike Air Max Mens White , but most of them are not open to the public.


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CARACAS, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Voting in the Venezuelan government's controversial bid to rewrite the Constitution was going on smoothly early Sunday, the head of the electoral body said.


"At this time, we are voting with great calm. We have no reports of major disturbances, nor of bad news of attempts to disrupt (the poll) Nike Air Max Mens Online ," Tibisay Lucena, president o.


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