Liverpool striker Suarez could face action over Jara punch

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could face sanction after he was caught on camera appearing to jab West Brom’s Gonzalo Jara during the World Cup qualification match between Uruguay and Chile, ESPN has reported.

Suarez was booked in the 2-0 defeat but not for the altercation with Jara – instead he was shown a yellow card for dissent later in the contest and as a result is suspended for Uruguay’s next qualification fixture against Venezuela.

The continental governing body, CONMEBOL, will wait for the referee’s report on the match before deciding if Suarez has a case to answer, but the official is thought not to have seen the clash between Suarez and Jara.

Chile won the match with goals from Esteban Paredes and Eduardo Vargas, and the result leaves Chile in fourth in the nine-team qualification table, with Uruguay in sixth place. The top four qualify automatically for the tournament in Brazil next year, while the fifth-place team enter a play-off against the fifth-place team from the Asian qualification group.

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