FIFA has confirmed that it has commenced disciplinary proceedings against Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini and has given a deadline of 5PM Brasilia time (8PM GMT) for filing claims. FIFA has officially taken action as Mexican referee Marco Rodrigues did not sanction Suarez when the incident ocurred at the 80th minute, despite claims from Chiellini showing the teeth marks of the defender on the left shoulder. This is the statement from FIFA:

"FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the player Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an apparent breach of art. 48 and/or art. 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match Italy-Uruguay played on 24 June 2014. The player and/or the Uruguayan FA are invited to provide with their position and any documentary evidence they deem relevant until 25 June 2014, 5pm, Brasilia time.

According to art. 77 lit. a of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC), the FIFA Disciplinary Committee is responsible for sanctioning serious infringements which have escaped the match officials’ attention. Furthermore, according to art. 96 of the FDC, any type of proof may be produced (par. 1), in particular are admissible, reports from referees, declarations from the parties and witnesses, material evidence, audio or video recordings (par. 3)."