Suarez ban will unite Uruguay, says Lugano

Suarez has been banned by FIFA for Uruguay's next nine competitive international matches and suspended from any football-related activity for four months, after biting defender Giorgio Chiellini in the 1-0 win over Italy that sealed the South Americans' place in the last 16.

The Uruguayan Football Association are to appeal the punishment, and Lugano is adamant he and his team-mates will stay positive as they prepare to face Colombia in the second round at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

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