FIFA's disciplinary chief has defended his decision to ban Luis Suarez from all football-related activity for four months.
However, the head of FIFA's disciplinary committee, Claudio Sulser, said that an all-encompassing ban was the "risk" the player took.
Asked why the committee imposed a ban that affected Liverpool, Sulser told PA: "That's your opinion. It's a sanction against the player. That is the risk if you are a player and you are sanctioned at the World Cup.
"I agree with you it's a problem for Liverpool, but the sanction is in the disciplinary regulations."