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Fifa bans four Uruguay internationals


After Uruguay's World Cup exit, the German referee Daniel Siebert was violently attacked by some South American players. Fifa now imposed severe penalties – also against the Uruguayan association.

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After the World Cup match between Ghana and Uruguay, the South American players complained loudly to referee Daniel Siebert



Fifa has handed harsh penalties to four Uruguay internationals.

As the world football association announced, the four national players Diego Godín, Edison Cavani, José Maria Gimenéz and Fernando Muslera were suspended after violations of fair play and offensive behavior after riots surrounding German referee Daniel Siebert in the World Cup preliminary round match against Ghana.

Defender Gimenéz and goalkeeper Muslera have each been suspended for four internationals and face a fine of around €20,000.

Cavani and Godín each have to sit out a game and pay a fine of around 15,000 euros.

In addition, the four were sentenced to community service in football.

Siebert was violently attacked by the South Americans after Uruguay lost the World Cup.

Despite beating Ghana 2-0 in the group final, Uruguay missed out on the round of 16.

Captain Luis Suárez's side were missing a goal.

The Uruguayans blamed Siebert for refusing to take a penalty.

Association pays for "discriminatory behavior" of the fans

In addition to the individual penalties, the Uruguayan Football Association was also fined around 50,000 euros and partially banned from the next home game for the "discriminatory behavior of its supporters" and the "misconduct" of the players.


Source: spiegel

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