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Liverpool will not appeal Suarez's 8-match ban

Updated: January 03, 2012, 13:39

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2011 file photo, Manchester United's Patrice Evra argues with Liverpool's Luis Suarez, left, during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, Liverpool, England.  Liverpool striker Luis Suarez called Manchester United's Patrice Evra a

LONDON(AP) The English Football Association says Liverpool will not appeal against Luis Suarez's eight-match ban for repeatedly racially abusing an opponent during a match.

The decision means the suspension will start with immediate effect, and Suarez will miss Tuesday's Premier League match at Manchester City.

The Uruguay striker was also fined 40,000 pounds for hurling racial insults at Manchester United defender Patrice Evra in October during a 1-1 draw at Anfield.

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