FIFA bans former Man Utd player, Cavani, two others over violence


The world football governing body, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), has suspended former Manchester United player and Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani and the country’s captain, Diego Godin and striker Edinson Cavani for a match each.

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According to FIFA, Four Uruguayan football players are to serve different match bans following their roles in confronting a referee, Daniel Siebert after their World Cup game against Ghana.

FIFA instituted proceedings against the players who angrily harassed the referee after crashing out of the tournament in Qatar, in spite of beating Ghana 2-0 in their final group match on December 2.

In the Group H deciders, Uruguay had secured a 50% chance in the last-16 before South Korea scored in stoppage time to beat Portugal 2-1.

The result made the Koreans went through by virtue of scoring one goal more than the South Americans over their three matches.

Meanwhile, the German referee, Siebert, decided not to award penalties for tackles on Darwin Nunez in the opening half and Cavani in the dying minutes, with striker Luis Suarez saying after the game that FIFA was “against Uruguay”.

The players will also have to carry out football-related community service, and will pay fines of up to 20,000 Swiss francs ($21,701).

The Uruguayan FA also fined 50,000 Swiss francs for the behaviour of its supporters and team members, The Goal said.

Uruguay were also ordered to partially close their stadium for their next FIFA “A” international match as hosts.


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