Shoot From The Hip: Fenerbahce Striker Jose Fernandao Given Two-Match Ban For ‘Derogatorily Thrusting Pelvis’ At Besiktas Fans

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Fenerbahce will have to do without in-form striker Jose Fernandao for the next two matches after the Brazilian was adjudged to have deliberately incited opposing fans during Sunday's derby clash against Besiktas.

After missing the opening half of the season with a knee injury, Fernandao already has five goals in nine appearances for the Turkish side since returning to fitness the last of which coming when he opened the scoring in the eighth minute of the Super Lig clash.

Samir Nasri Lands Six-Month UEFA Suspension For Anti-Doping Breach Over Infamous ‘Drip Doctors’ Treatment In 2016

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Samir Nasri has been banned from football for six months after breaching UEFA and WADA anti-doping regulations.

Nasri, who is without a club since leaving Antalyaspor last month, has been suspended over his fabled trip to Los Angeles to visit the "Drip Doctors" in 2016 an ill-advised excursion that led to the Frenchman enduring a lively old night on social media.

West Ham: Arthur Masuaku Given Six-Match Ban For Spitting At Wigan’s Nick Powell During FA Cup Tie

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The FA have hit Arthur Masuaku with a six-match ban after the full-back was sent off for spitting at Nick Powell during West Ham's dismal 2-0 defeat against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup fourth round.

Masuaku was dismissed just a few minutes after the half-time restart when he reacted to a minor buffeting from Powell by gobbing on the Latics midfielder.

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.

Melbourne Victory captain Muscat banned for 8 weeks

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Melbourne Victory captain Manny Muscat will likely end his career in Australian football's A-League under suspension after being banned for eight weeks for a dangerous tackle. Muscat, a Malta international, was handed the ban for a tackle on the Melbourne Heart's Adrian Zahra during a heated derby last weekend.


Ligue 1: Referee Tony Chapron Suspended While Investigation Carried Out Into Extraordinary ‘Kick’ Incident During Nantes-PSG Match

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Ligue 1 referee Tony Chapron has been suspended after finding himself at the epicentre of an extraordinary incident that brought Nantes' 0-1 home defeat against PSG to a juddering halt on Sunday night.

Chapron tangled legs with Nantes defender Diego Carlos while sprinting after Kylian Mbappe, only to tumble, lash a kick at the Brazilian and then administer him with a second yellow card just to top it all off.

El divertido Polonia - Inglaterra

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16.10.2012 - La lluvia (sobre el Estadio Nacional de Varsovia) obligó a la suspensión del encuentro Polonia - Inglaterra (3º fecha Eliminatorias europeas 2014). Los jueces decidieron postergar el partido para mañana (miércoles) y el público, lejos del malhumor, disfrutó la ficha a su modo (vídeo).

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Carrasco Supended by Disciplinary Committee

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee came out with a number of decisions from this past weekend's games today. Two of those announcements will affect this weekend's game between Sporting Kansas City and the Chicago Fire.

The first decision will affect Sporting KC, as midfielder Servando Carrasco was handed a one game suspension and a fine for violent conduct in the 52nd minute of the 4-4 draw with Houston.

Claros Suspended?

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Earlier this week, the MLS Disciplinary Committee came out with their fines and suspensions for games this past week. Included in that was a fine for Igor Juliao for hands to the head/face of New England. The only suspension announced was on Colorado Rapids midfielder, Carlos Alvarez for entering the field of play and leaving the technical area as he celebrated a goal by teammate Gabriel Torres.

Henry Suspended and New York Tifo Failure

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Not directly related to Sporting KC, but some news from Wednesday night's game against New York.

Henry Suspended

It wasn't in the match highlights, but in second half stoppage time as Kansas City was making a substitution before a New York corner, Thierry Henry started to make a run across goal.

No Suspension, Yet, for Busch

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Today, MLS' disciplinary committee made announcements regarding retroactive fines and suspensions for activities this past week. Three players received suspensions, Mike Magee and Michael Stephens, both of LA, and Lionard Pajoy of Philadelphia for their actions last week. One name that many Sporting KC fans expected to be on the list, but was not, was Jon Busch.

Diop Suspended

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Earlier this week when MLS rescinded Aurelien Collin's red card, they stated that there would be no punishment for Birahim Diop on the play. That changed today when MLS announced that the red card suspension for Collin had been transferred to Diop. Diop will now miss tomorrow's game against New York.

Major League Soccer

Eddie Johnson has been hit with a two game suspension

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The 30-year-old striker is serving a two game suspension because of violent conduct.

MLS Must Show Spine and Suspend Beckham

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It's finally come. Â After a few years of dangerous tackles and public outbursts against officials, MLS finally has a very public example of poor behavior by David Beckham that will either lead to a suspension or a discrediting of league ...

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World Cup

Why Besler's Suspended

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You've probably seen the above gif at some point today, if you haven't, the above is what got Sporting KC defender, Matt Besler his yellow card on Friday night in Costa Rica. The yellow, Besler's second of the qualifying cycle, will force him to miss tomorrow's qualifier in Columbus against Mexico.

Party Hardy: Carlos Vela and Efrain Juarez banned for 6 months by Mexico FA

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Carlos Vela (Arsenal) and Efrain Juarez (Celtic) are banned from the Mexico National Team for 6 months following their role in organizing a party for the team earlier this month.

A few weeks ago,media outlets reported that the Mexico National Team was being investigated for their celebrations after their recent international game against Colombia.

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Reds refuse to appeal Daniel Agger’s red card

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Liverpool Football Club have decided not to appeal for Daniel Agger's sending off against West Brom .

The Denmark international was given a straight red after fouling Shane Long during the Reds 3-0 opening day defeat at the Hawthorns.

Agger will now miss Liverpool's next premier league fixture against champions Manchester City next Sunday but will be available for the tie against Arsenal the following week.

Tevez hands in transfer request

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MANCHESTER. England Carlos Tevez has filed a written request for a transfer from Manchester City according to British media reports on Saturday. The British Press Association says it confirmed the move, even though Tevez and the club have made no official announcement. Since his controversial move from Manchester United 18 months ago, Tevez has [.

Tevez hands in transfer request

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MANCHESTER. England Carlos Tevez has filed a written request for a transfer from Manchester City according to British media reports on Saturday. The British Press Association says it confirmed the move, even though Tevez and the club have made no official announcement. Since his controversial move from Manchester United 18 months ago, Tevez has [.

Kansas City Wizards

Pascarella Suspended

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Most Sporting KC fans thought, and felt that Wizards coach, Peter Vermes would get a fine and or suspension for his comments after the game against Seattle where he said:

"We have been under this so many times this season — red cards or non-calls on penalty kicks — at some point, it has to change.

Kamara Suspended by Sierra Leone FA

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Sierra Leone will continue their quest to qualify for the African Cup of Nations next week, but they will do so without the Wizards leading scorer, Kei Kamara. Word out of Sierra Leone is that Kamara has been suspended by the Sierra Leone FA for the game on the 10th of October against South Africa.

League Decisions on Two Situations Affecting this Weekend

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Today MLS made two rulings on plays from this past week's game between New York and Dallas. Both plays have big repercussions on this coming weekend's game for the Wizards against FC Dallas. First of all, the most talked about incident from the game this past week, the incident between Thierry Henry and Kevin Hartman after New York had scored to tie the game 1-1.

Real Madrid

Feyenoord suspend TD Leo Beenhakker

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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands The board of Rotterdam football club Feyenoord has announced the suspension of technical director Leo Beenhakker. General director Eric Gudde said there had been a crisis of trust between Beenhakker and the club. At a press conference last week Beenhakker, who had just learned his contract with Feyenoord would not be extended, [.

Mourinho banned for deliberate red cards

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MADRID, Spain Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been banned for one Champions League match for instructing players to get deliberate red cards so they could serve suspensions in a meaningless game. Mourinho was also fined €40,000 ($51,990) for instructing Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos to get sent off in last week's 4-0 win [.

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‘This Effectively Forces Me Into Early Retirement’ – Burnley Midfielder Joey Barton Banned From Football For 18 Months Over Betting Breaches

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Joey Barton has been hit with a substantial 18-month ban from football after being found guilty of misconduct over his betting activity.

Back in December, Barton was charged after placing no less than1,260 flutters(between 26th March 2006 and 13th May 2016), all of which the FA saidcontravened their strict rules about professional players betting on football matches.

Jones Issued 6-Match Ban to Start ’16

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Out-of-contract midfielder Jermaine Jones, who was sent off for bumping referee Mark Geiger during the dying moments of the Revolution's knockout round loss at DC United, was issued a six-match ban and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLS Disciplinary Committee on Friday.

The incident occurred shortly after Jones protested a non-call for a handling offense inside the area by DC defender Sean Franklin in the 92nd minute.

Roger Espinoza's No Good Very Bad Week

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It's not been a good week for Sporting KC's Roger Espinoza.

First came his one game suspension by the disciplinary committee for his challenge on Tyler Deric in this past Saturday's game against the Houston Dynamo.

In that same game, Espinoza picked up an injury late in the game on a sliding challenge by Nathan Sturgis that produced a red card for the Dynamo midfielder and saw Espinoza subbed out of the game.

A Good and Bad Day for the Missouri Comets

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It's been a mixed bag for the Missouri Comets this afternoon as the team got good news regarding some of the league's year end awards, but that was combined with the bad news of the league handing down suspensions from the past weekend's Eastern Conference Finals against the Baltimore Blast.

First the good news as the league announced the year end awards, and of the five major awards, Kansas City walked away with two of them.

Whoops! Sinclair Gets a Smackdown

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Sinclair cracks her knuckles, ready to administer a sucker punch.

Christine Sinclair suspended four games for Olympic incident

You don't say! A fiery, passionate Canadian flying off the handle, post-match, and racketing up some ridiculous fine on top of being forced to warm the bench (or a seat in the stands, more likely) for four matches?

Women’s Professional Soccer Suspends Play – WPS On Ice for 2012

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The day after U.S. soccer fans celebrated the women's CONCACAF win and their Olympic qualification comes word that the WPS is on ice for the 2012 season.

Word began to filter out via players and bloggers on social networks like Twitter Monday morning, and the league officially made the announcement midday.

Liverpool Duo to only miss out on Carling Cup match

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Liverpool duo Martin Skrtel and Charlie Adam will serve an automatic one match suspension after they were both sent off on the weekend against Spurs.

Luckily for the reds they will miss the fourth round Carling Cup fixture against Brighton on Wednesday and be available for selection next weekend.

Bardsley Charged For Mata Stamp

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Sunderland defender Phillip Bardsley has been charged with violent conduct by the FA after his stamp on Juan Mata during the Black Cats 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Saturday. Sunderland have confirmed they will not appeal the four game ban which will see the defender miss games with Stoke, Norwich, West Brom and Arsenal respectively.

The Derby della Capitale: Roma vs. Lazio

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It is that time of year again the time when Northern Rome's Stadio Olimpico gets even more crazy than usual as the city's two teams face each for 'right to represent the city of Rome in Italy.' Being one of the greatest derbies in football, this game is marked by a huge turn-out, excitement.

Bunbury Suspended for Saturday

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While Jason Hernandez will be sitting out two games for his elbow on Teal Bunbury, Bunbury didn't escape with nothing for his elbow on Tim Ward. Bunbury has been suspended for 1 game and fined $250 for his elbow on Ward that led to Hernandez's retaliatory elbow. Bunbury's elbow came on one of KC's free kicks that was scored on but called back.