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Suarez needs to be treated: Fifa

Rio de Janeiro:

Meanwhile, Suarez needs treatment to overcome his disciplinary problems, Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Friday.

“He should go for a treatment,” Valcke said when asked by reporters about the Suarez case. “I don’t know if it exists but he should do something by himself because it’s definitely wrong.”

Valcke welcomed the ban on Suarez. “If it’s the first time, it’s an incident. More than once, it is not any more an incident. That is why also the sanction, it has to be exemplary.”

Valcke said Fifa was concerned about the impact of the images of Suarez biting an opponent on football fans worldwide, including children. “It was seen by hundreds of millions of people. It is not what you want your kids, what you want the little (ones) who are playing football around the world, to see at a World Cup,” he told journalists at Fifa’s daily tournament media briefing.