From my CNN alerts:
Heavy rains in Recife, Brazil, the location of today’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany, has caused extensive flooding, turning roads into rivers and making access to the stadium difficult.
FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, just announced that the U.S. game will be played as scheduled at noon ET.
FIFA also announced that Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s star striker, has been suspended for the rest of the World Cup tournament for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the game between the two soccer powers on Tuesday. He is suspended for a total of nine matches and is banned from any kind of soccer-related activity for four months.
I would have banned The Chomper for a year. Regardless of the cause of his biting, and despite my feeling that he could not have done otherwise, he needs severe punishment to deter others and to keep him from biting in the future. He also, of course, needs some kind of counseling or anger management therapy.