From the Back Pages, June 27: Luis Suarez banned: Fifa hand striker record nine-game ban AND a four month football ban

Luis Suarez has been handed a record nine-game international ban and a four month football ban after Fifa found him guilty of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, making the sanction the biggest ever World Cup suspension in history. (The Independent)

Thursday, 26th June 2014, 10:12 pm
From the back pages

Giorgio Chiellini has posted a cheeky picture of a hotel maid mocking Luis Suarez. Now two days on from the infamous incident the Italian defender can clearly now see the funny side judging by the image. (The Mirror)

Both Germany and the United States reached the last 16 as a result of this scoreline and the one in Brasilia, with a goal by Thomas Müller doing enough to allay suspicions that the Germans in charge of the two sides had colluded to produce a mutually satisfactory result. (The Guardian)

Portugal 2 Ghana 1: Cristiano Ronaldo ensures Portugal end with a win but Paulo Bento’s side bow out on goal difference. (x)

Southampton left-back Luke Shaw will complete a £34million transfer to Manchester United in the next 24 hours after arriving at the club’s AON Training Complex on Thursday evening. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United have completed the £28.8 million signing of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao after triggering the release clause in his contract. (The Times)

THE AGENT of Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has played down rumours that his client will be loaned out to Sunderland next season. (The Express)