Suarez given one-match ban

Striker escapes with one-game ban for handball

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Suarez given one-match ban

Suarez: One-match ban

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been handed a one-match ban by FIFA for his controversial last-minute handball against Ghana.

Suarez handled on the goalline in the final seconds of Friday's quarter-final match to deny Ghana a spot in the last four of the World Cup.

He was sent off for the offence but Ghana's Asamoah Gyan failed to convert the resulting penalty, and Uruguay went on to win a shoot-out 4-2 after extra-time.

The decision not to give the striker a stiffer sanction means Suarez will be eligible to return for the final should Uruguay defeat Holland in Tuesday's first semi-final.

Fifa's disciplinary committee met to consider the incident and could have barred Suarez for longer than the automatic one-match ban.