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Greek Travesty: Lamia Goalkeeper Nikos Papadopoulos Given Five-Match Suspension For Excitedly Hugging Referee

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PAS Lamia goalkeeper Nikos Papadopoulos has been slapped with a hefty five-match suspension for the heinous crime of 'accidentally' hugging a match official at the end of a recent Greek Super League match.

Papadopoulos was so overcome with elation after Lamia scored a 97th-minute equaliser in their 2-2 draw against Panaitolikos on Sunday that he kissed, embraced and shook refereeIoannis Neophatiadis.

UEFA: Patrice Evra Banned For Seven Months And Given €10,000 Fine For Kicking Marseille Fan Dans La Tête

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UEFA have ordained that Patrice Evra will be banned from taking part in their matches for seven months as punishment for kicking a Marseille fan in the head a week or so ago.

Evra became embroiled in a pitchside confrontation with the supporter before Marseille'sEuropa League game against Vitoria Guimaeres on 1st November a skirmish that concluded swiftly when the veteran full-back lashed out with a high boot.

Serie D: Turris Calcio Midfielder Given Five-Match Ban For ‘Urinating At Supporters’ During Stoppage In Play

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Over in the lower recesses of the Italian league, Serie D side Turris Calcio will be without Giovanni Liberti for the next five matches after the midfielder was found guilty of erroneous urination during a recent match.

The Serie D disciplinary board have punished Liberti foraiming his mighty stream at at, not on Sarnese supporters during the 3-3 draw between the two sides on 15th October.

Man Utd: Phil Jones Given Two-Match Ban For Using ‘Abusive Language’ In Front Of UEFA Drug Test Officials

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"So I says to him, 'F**k off, you white-coat, p*ss-bottling UEFA tw*tshaft! There's no f**king way I'm widdling in that f**king cup so you can f**k yourself right off!'"

Phil Jones will be banned for the first of Manchester United's Champions League group games after being found guilty of abusing UEFA officials in the aftermath of the Europa League final.

Ex-QPR Midfielder Joey Barton Banned From Taking Part In Grenfell Tower Charity Match At Loftus Road

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QPR have announced that they plan to stage a charity match to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

As you might expect, the Championship club plan to host the match at Loftus Road, which is just a mile or so down the road from the tower block which went up in flames and took the lives of at least 80 people on 14th June.

Official: Burnley Release Joey Barton As 18-Month Betting Suspension Comes Into Effect

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Coming as a surprise to absolutely nobody, Burnley have passed on the option torenew Joey Barton's contract.

As you may recall, Barton is currently just a few weeks into an 18-month suspension from all footballing activity after being found guilty by the FA of over 1,000 betting breaches in April.

Mourinho Receives 5-Match Ban

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UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body rendered its verdicts on the proceedings relating to the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Real Madrid and Barcelona on April 27th.

Real Madrid coach José Mourinho, who was dismissed from the bench in the first leg and made an inappropriate statement during the post-match interview, has been suspended for the next five UEFA club competition matches for which he would be eligible.

Liverpool

Liverpool: Sadio Mane To Serve Three-Match Ban For High Boot On Ederson After FA Reject ‘Excessive Punishment’ Appeal

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Sadio Mane will indeed serve a three-match ban after being shown a straight red card in Liverpool's 5-0 defeat against Man City at the weekend.

The Senegalese forward was sent off shortly before half-time after accidentally gouging the face of City goalkeeper Ederson with a stray high boot a collision that left the latter requiring an awful lot of stitching up.

Rodgers labels Suarez 10-match ban “severe”

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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed the Football Association prejudiced striker Luis Suarez's hearing by an independent panel.

Rodgers believes FA had pressured the panel into increasing the length of the suspension from the standard three-game ban for violent conduct.

Suarez was handed a 10-match ban by the F.

Suarez found guilty of racism - 8 match ban to be appealed

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Well Luis Suarez has been found guilty of Racism by the FA and banned for 8 matches and given a £40,000 fine. Liverpool have appealed this so he should be free to face Wigan in tonight's match.

"Today (Tuesday) is a very difficult and painful day for both me and my family. Thanks for all the support, I'll keep working!

Manchester United

Don’t Buy The S*n: Fans Of 70 Football Clubs Pass Motion To Boycott Tabloid Paper

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The usual displays of tribalism and back-and-forth were set aside over the weekend as fans of 70 clubs from the Premier League and Football League called on local retailers and their clubs to ban The Sun newspaper.

At Sunday's annualFootball Supporters Federation summit, a motion calling for the Rupert Murdoch-owned paper to removed from salein shops, supermarkets and other places of business up and down the country was passed unanimously.

Suarez found guilty of racism – 8 match ban to be appealed

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Well Luis Suarez has been found guilty of Racism by the FA and banned for 8 matches and given a £40,000 fine. Liverpool have appealed this so he should be free to face Wigan in tonight's match.

"Today (Tuesday) is a very difficult and painful day for both me and my family. Thanks for all the support, I'll keep working!

UEFA gives Gattuso 4-match ban

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NYON, Switzerland — AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso was banned by UEFA for four matches Monday after he head-butted a Tottenham coach at a Champions League match. UEFA's disciplinary body "ruled that Gattuso had assaulted the Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan after the match," the European football authority said in a statement.

Blanc snubs Patrice Evra for Brazil friendly

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PARIS, France — France coach Laurent Blanc on Thursday omitted former skipper Patrice Evra from his squad to face Brazil in a February 9 friendly at Stade de France but insisted his reasons were purely tactical. Manchester United defender Evra had been available for selection after serving a five-match suspension following his leading role [.

Resilient Montpellier beat Nancy, Marseille held

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PARIS, France — Marseille boss Didier Deschamps admitted his team flopped in front of Sir Alex Ferguson on Sunday as the Manchester United boss scouted his Champions League opponents. Marseille drew 0-0 at relegation-haunted Monaco, a result which left the French champions in fifth place in the table.

English Premier League

FA’s ban on diving is a good idea even with flaws

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In a strong move, one that has been in demand for a while now, the Football Association voted in favour of introducing retrospective bans for diving.

Under the new rules, passed by the governing body, a panel will review footage each Monday, looking for instances of simulation.

The group will comprise a former manager, an ex-player and a former referee, who will watch the footage independently.

Liverpool cheated by Uefa with over-zealous punishment of Lazar Markovic

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Liverpool Football Club has been left stunned by today's announcement that Lazar Markovic will face a four-game ban for his finger nail flick on Basel's Behrang Safari during their Champions League group match earlier in the season.

The FA Three-Man Panel – Time For A Change Already?

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After Yaya Toure was left off the hook for his kick on Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and Craig Bellamy's three-game ban for his incident with Swansea's Jonathan De Guzman, the Football Association has been under a lot of criticism. In the case of Yaya Toure, I am not sure how he escaped any type of fine or ban.

Wilshere sorry and promises Arsenal response against Chelsea

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Jack Wilshere was probably the epitome of the frustration that Arsenal felt when being beaten by Man City gave us the perfect ending to a disappointing week. The young English international let his anger boil over and he is now anxiously waiting to hear if his abusive gesture towards the City fans will result in [.

Luis Suarez slapped with 10-match suspension

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Striker Luis Suarez has been handed a 10-match ban by F.A for biting Branislav Ivanovic in Sunday's Premier League match against Chelsea.

"Luis Suarez has been suspended for a total of 10 matches after an Independent Regulatory Commission today ruled on a charge of violent conduct. F.A said in the report

"A three-person Independent Regulatory Commission today upheld The FA's claim that a suspension of three matches was clearly insufficient and the player will serve a further seven first-team matches in addition to the standard three.

Weekly Report: Fergie’s Been Banned and Rio’s Arm Band

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It only took 25 years, but Fergie has been given a five game touchline ban for his comments about Martin Atkinson. Had he not spent his entire career complaining about the incompetence of referees who are genuinely scared of him, he might not have been given quite so many games to ponder his thoughts from above.

Dream debut for Luis Suarez at Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL, England  — Luis Suarez came off the substitutes bench to score on his Liverpool debut as Kenny Dalglish's side overcame Stoke 2-0 at Anfield here on Wednesday. Suarez, a 22.6 million pounds (36.5 million dollars) transfer deadline day signing from Ajax, needed just 16 minutes to open his goal account after Dirk Kuyt's pass [.

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Atletico Madrid: Diego Godin Handed Three-Match Ban For Telling Fourth Official ‘You Are Very Bad’

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Diego Godin has had his season ended prematurely after being handed a three-match suspension from on high.

According to Telecinco, Godin was banned for the heinous crime of yelling "Sois muy malos" ("You are very bad") at thefourth official during Atletico's last league outing against Eibar.

Wenger – The referee was biased against Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger saw his team make a gallant effort to pull back from a 4-0 deficit against AC Milan last night, but he felt that Arsenal had to play against a biased referee as well as the Italian giants. Wenger was so incensed that he chased the Slovenian referee Damir Skomina down the tunnel after [.

Four-match ban Chivu for punch

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MILAN, Italy Inter defender Cristian Chivu has been handed a four-match ban after punching an opponent during Thursday's 3-0 victory over Bari. Chivu struck Bari's Marco Rossi in the second half but referee Andrea Romeo and his assistants missed the incident and no action was taken. After the matter was reviewed by the authorities, [.

Stoke City

Drugs ban came from spiked drink, says Stoke’s Berahino

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London (AFP) – Stoke City striker Saido Berahino says he was an innocent party and did not take drugs claiming to the BBC someone spiked his drink which led to an eight week ban earlier this season.

The 23-year-old - who moved to Stoke from Premier League rivals West Brom in the January transfer window for £12million ($15 million, 13.

Drugs ban came from spiked drink: Berahino

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London (AFP) – Stoke City striker Saido Berahino says he was an innocent party and did not take drugs claiming to the BBC someone spiked his drink which led to an eight week ban earlier this season.

The 23-year-old - who moved to Stoke from Premier League rivals West Brom in the January transfer window for £12million ($15 million, 13.

Drugs ban came from spiked drink: Berahino

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London (AFP) – Stoke City striker Saido Berahino says he was an innocent party and did not take drugs claiming to the BBC someone spiked his drink which led to an eight week ban earlier this season.

The 23-year-old - who moved to Stoke from Premier League rivals West Brom in the January transfer window for £12million ($15 million, 13.

Newcastle United

This Player Seems To Be Transformed This Season

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Just like Rafa Benitez seemed to be able to get the best out of Moussa Sissoko last season and Moussa has always been a challenge he also seems to have solved the problem of the inconsistency of Jonjo Shelvey. Jonjo, after a poor first few games of the season has come through big [...]

Rafa – This Player Really Important – He Can Make A Difference

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Jonjo Shelvey wanted to be a starter for Newcastle this season under Rafa Benitez and he has achieved that goal with some very hard work in the summer getting himself super-fit with a personal trainer. But it still took Jonjo a few games to get into the swing of things this season, but now [...]

Shelvey Charge Is Serious – Could Be Big Blow To Newcastle

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The FA charge of misconduct for using abusive and/or insulting words towards an opponentcould produce a ban of anywhere from four to eight games for Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey and that would be a big blow for Newcastle to miss the player's creativity for that number of games. The real worrying bit of the FA [.

Derek LLambias Bans Daily Record At Rangers

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Well would you believe it, but there are reports in Glasgow that Rangers have banned the Scottish paper, the Daily Record, from both Ibrox and Murray Park. Derek Llambias Rangers CEO Mike Ashley has banned many papers in his time at Newcastle, because he has not liked their reporting of Newcastle United.

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Serie B: Hellas Verona Fan Given Stadium Ban After Attending Match In Swimming Trunks And Flip-Flops (Photo)

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Proving that the Italian footballing authorities are just as joyless as their English counterparts, one Hellas Verona fan has been handed a banning order for having the gall to wear his dressing gown to a match.

The supporter attended Verona'sawaygame against Avellino on 11th February while wearing a gown, his swimming cap and trunks and a pair of flip-flops.

Bayer Leverkusen: Set-Piece Wizard Hakan Calhanoglu Banned For Four Months Over Contract Breach

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Bayer Leverkusen are going to have to do without the services of Hakan Calhanoglu for the rest of the season after the midfielder was handed a four-month ban for breaching his contract.

Specifically, Calhanoglu has beenpunished for breaching a contract he signed with Turkish side Trabzonspor when he was just 17-years old.

Report: Jones’ Outburst May Warrant Int’l Ban

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It's all but a given that Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones will receive a lengthy suspension from the MLS Disciplinary Committee for his actions against Mark Geiger on Wednesday. But it turns out he could face a ban at the National Team level, as well.

From the Asian Cup to the WWC 2015: Introducing...Thailand!

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So, funny story, and one you may remember: It turns out that five players from the North Korean women's national team were caught doping during the World Cup in Germany in 2011. They were using some sort of deer gland therapy? To kind of make matters worse, the liquid is extracted from a hairy gland of the deer.

Vietnamese Player Handed 28 Game Ban and Forced to Pay Medical Costs After Breaking up an Opponent With Two Footed Challenge

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The Vietnamese Football Federation came down hard on Tran Dinh Dong following this horrendous two footed lunge on Song Lam Nghe An which could see him out through injury for up to a year.

Dong was hit with a 28 game ban while also having to pay for medical expenses incurred to Nghe An!

Should youth soccer clubs in Virginia ban high-fives because of the flu?

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In an attempt to stop the spread of this years flu epidemic, a youth soccer club in New York has banned post game high-fives and handshakes.

We wanted to know what parents, coaches, and players in Virginia thought about this action so we are polling our readers to see if you would support such a ban at local youth soccer clubs.

Laurent Koscielny is just one caution away from a 2-match ban

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Assessing Arsenal's situation in regards to Koscielny by KJ Arsenal are in scintillating form at the moment with a 7 win-streak. We look favourites now to secure at least 4th place and maybe even more. Yesterday, Arsenal managed to win against Aston Villa and moved us 3 points ahead of our North London rivals and [.

Egyptian clubs want to back on the filed

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CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's major soccer clubs have urged the country's football federation to quickly lift its month-old suspension of professional league matches imposed at the outset of anti-government protests that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The soccer clubs made their demand known in a meeting to discuss the 2010-2011 season with Egyptian Football Association [.