From the back pages, March 28: Suarez waiting to hear from FIFA over potential punishment for punching Jara

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez

FIFA will decide whether to punish Luis Suarez once they have received the referee’s report from Uruguay’s clash with Chile.

The Liverpool striker was caught on television throwing a punch at Chile’s Gonzalo Jara but Nestor Pitana, the match official, took no action, having spoken with the pair after they had jostled at a corner. (Daily Mail)

Roy Hodgson admits he may have bodged our chances of automatic World Cup qualification. England’s 1-1 draw in Montenegro has made the nightmare of being thrown into the play-offs a harsh reality. (The Sun)

New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has been admitted to Christchurch Hospital after being attacked at a bar, police have confirmed. (The Telegraph)

Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics have suffered a blow after the city’s mayor ordered the indefinite closure of a recently built stadium because of safety concerns. (The Guardian)

Sir Frank Williams is preparing to secure the family motor racing dynasty by handing over control of his famous team to his daughter. Claire Williams was announced yesterday as deputy team principal and will work alongside her father as she learns the tricks of the family trade. But she faces a huge challenge as a woman in a sport dominated by alpha males. (The Times)

Roberto Mancini has been offered a £170m transfer fund to take a gamble and move to Monaco next season. Russian billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev tried to lure the Manchester City boss to the Cote d’Azur last year. (The Mirror)

Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has said that he might see out the remainder of his career at Old Trafford. (The Express)

It’s said that losing makes Lionel Messi sick. And so does high altitude it would seem after the Argentina forward suffered during his side’s 1-1 draw with Bolivia. The Barcelona forward was reportedly sick on the pitch during last night’s World Cup qualifier in La Paz as he struggled with the thin air. The ground is nearly 4,000 metres above sea level. (The Independent)