Friday Kickoff: Suarez, Wenger, Maradona and more


Spain’s governing body upheld a striker’s suspension despite an appeal while one manager says he isn’t feeling the heat this weekend.

Luis Suarez’s ban was upheld by the Spanish federation, meaning the Barcelona striker will miss the Copa del Rey final against Deportivo Alaves. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says he does not feel pressure regarding his job, but the Arsenal manager did admit that the club’s season is at stake this weekend against Hull City. (REPORT)

Diego Maradona took to Facebook to reveal that he has been named an ambassador to FIFA. (REPORT)

Juventus midfielder Hernanes has sealed a move to Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune in a €10 million deal. (REPORT)

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has been given a one-game ban for stating his belief that French referees favor Olympique Lyon. (REPORT)

Argentina and Brazil will play a friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in June. (REPORT)

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