Suarez makes case for appeal to CAS

AP

Luis Suarez gave evidence at sport’s highest court Friday and was told to expect a verdict next week in his appeal against a FIFA ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

The Uruguay and Barcelona forward signed autographs for young fans waiting outside the Court of Arbitration for Sport after a six-hour hearing Friday.

CAS said Suarez gave a statement in court. The player, who dressed in a plaid shirt and jeans for the case, is trying to persuade a three-man judging panel to reduce his ban of four months from all soccer activity, along with nine Uruguay matches in official competitions.