Sunday, January 8, 2012
1/08/2012 03:00:00 PM live news No comments
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez was banned for eight matches after soccer authorities cited him for his conduct toward United’s Patrice Evra during a Premier League game in October. Evra has yet to receive an apology from Suarez, who has only expressed regret “if” he caused offense by using the Spanish word “negro.”
Liverpool accused the English champions of getting a rival’s top player banned “without anything beyond an accusation” and questioning Evra’s evidence. Suarez will still be suspended when Liverpool hosts United at Anfield on the weekend of Jan. 28-29.
A fourth-round game between Fulham and Everton will feature a meeting of U.S. stars Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan.
Also, Arsenal hosts Aston Villa if it gets past Leeds on Monday night. Tottenham makes the short trip north of London to second-tier club Watford. West Bromwich Albion will face Norwich, and Sunderland faces Middlesbrough.