Jun 24, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena das Dunas, Natal
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Luis Suarez's sponsor Adidas "supports" FIFA's four-month ban on striker

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez puts his hand to his mouth after clashing with Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini during a Group D football match on June 24, 2014
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Adidas "supports" FIFA's four-month ban on Luis Suarez for biting, and will consider their partnership with the Liverpool forward after the World Cup.

Luis Suarez's sponsor Adidas have given their backing to FIFA after the world governing body issued a four-month ban on the Liverpool striker for biting.

The 27-year-old, who has also been suspended from nine international matches, sunk his teeth into the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's 1-0 win at the World Cup in Natal on Tuesday.

Adidas, who used Suarez as part of their promotional campaign ahead of the tournament in Brazil, have revealed that they will review their partnership with the forward after the World Cup.

A statement read: "Adidas fully supports FIFA's decision. Adidas certainly does not condone Luis Suarez's recent behaviour and we will again be reminding him of the high standards we expect from our players.

"We have no plan to use Suarez for any additional marketing activities during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. We will discuss all aspects of our future partnership directly with Suarez and his team following the World Cup."

Suarez has already lost one of his sponsorship deals as gambling firm 888poker's decided to terminate their partnership with the forward, who was named a brand ambassador in May.

Giorgio Chiellini of Italy pulls down his shirt after a clash with Luis Suarez of Uruguay (not pictured) as Gaston Ramirez of Uruguay looks on June 24, 2014
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