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FIFA bans Cavani, Godin, 2 other Uruguayans over World Cup match violence

by Mitchelle Uzorka

The world football governing body, FIFA, on Friday, announced the suspension of Uruguayan captain, Diego Godin and striker Edinson Cavani for a match each.


Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez were hit with four-match bans by FIFA on Friday.


The four Uruguayan football players were hit with these different match bans following their roles in confronting a referee, Daniel Siebert after their World Cup game against Ghana.

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


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 was additionally fined 50,000 Swiss francs for the behavior of its supporters and team members, FIFA said.


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


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