Fifa: Suarez will be allowed to train during bite ban

The Liverpool star could yet move to Barcelona and world football's governing body have appeared to suggest that the Uruguay international will be allowed to train during his ban
Luis Suarez will be allowed to train during his four-month ban from football, Fifa have appeared to confirm.

Uruguay international Suarez was suspended from all "football-related activity" after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup group clash.

However, Claudio Sulser, head of Fifa's disciplinary committee, admits it would be “disproportionate” to ban Suarez from pre-season training.

“No you can't limit those rights to the player, because it would be disproportionate,” he told reporters.

It remains to be seen if Suarez will return to training with Liverpool, as the club are currently in talks with Barcelona over the potential summer sale of the striker.

Were he to join the Spanish outfit, Suarez would be allowed to undergo a medical but he has been banned from playing for Uruguay for their next eight games – though they have launched an appeal against the sanction.

And, when asked for his thoughts on the matter, Sulser added: "This is still an ongoing case and an appeal has been filed, so I prefer not to give my opinion.

"When the committee was analysing this case, one thing I mentioned in my capacity as the chairman is we don’t need to impose an exemplary sanction, we need to have justice and reach the sanction in a very severe case."