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The former Russia midfielder says Fifa will have to punish the striker but argues that it should allow the Uruguay star to finish playing the tournament in Brazil first

Ex-Russia midfielder Konstantin Zyryanov has called on the "wild" Luis Suarez to be given a ban if he is found guilty of biting - but only after the World Cup finishes.

The Liverpool star made headlines on Tuesday when he appeared to bite the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 win over the Azzurri.

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Suarez has bitten an opponent on two separate previous occasions; he was punished for sinking his teeth into PSV's Otman Bakkal in 2010 before being banned for biting the arm of Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic in 2013.

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings into the latest incident and, if found guilty of the offence again, Suarez could be suspended for between three and 24 international matches or be given up to a two-year club and/or country ban.

"I would allow him to play the rest of the World Cup but then he must be punished,"” Zyryanov opined to Sport-Express.

"He already has previous incidents like this, with Branislav Ivanovic, whom he bit and [then] got a ban for 10 matches.

"They say, off the pitch, Suarez is fine but, in the heat of the match, his emotions go wild.

"God has shown me mercy [for never being bitten]. I've been pushed, beaten off my feet, but biting? Thank God, that has not yet come into anyone's mind."