The Football Association won't announce a decision in relation to the disciplinary hearing surrounding Luis Suarez allegedly racially abusing Patrice Evra until next week.

After the hearing began on Wednesday, a ruling was expected by the end of the week.

However, the FA have ended speculation as to when decision would be made by announcing they wouldn't be making public their decision until next week, as they work over the weekend to reach a conclusion.

"The Independent Regulatory Commission has confirmed there will be no decision this evening and will continue working through the weekend," an FA statement read.

"There will be no announcement on any decision before Tuesday 20 December 2011 at the earliest."

The case relates to an incident on October 15th between Liverpool's Suarez and Manchester United's Evra, which afterwards saw the French full-back submit an official complaint.

Following the confirmation of an FA charge, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has continued to support his striker, who could be handed a six-match ban if found guilty.

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