Photo: Luis Suarez (Reuters)
The Uruguayan FA have announced that they will appeal the nine-game ban that FIFA has imposed on Luis Suarez for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
Suarez has also been banned for four months from any football-related activity, preventing him from representing Liverpool until the end of October.
His nine-game international ban starts immediately so he will miss Uruguay's last-16 tie with Colombia and eight more competitive games.
The ban means that Suarez can next expect to step on a football pitch on November 1 when Liverpool play Newcastle United.
However, Uruguay FA president Wilmar Valdez has now confirmed that they will appeal.
"The punishment is too strong for the foul," Valdez told local television. "Uruguay does not feel persecuted and Suarez is not a victim."