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  • Cristiano Ronaldo facing threegame ban in La Liga February 3, 2014

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo could be banned for three La Liga games after being sent off during Sunday night's 11 draw against Athletic Bilbao at the new San Mames. Ronaldo was sent off for reacting to a shove by Carlos Gurpegi and then a confrontation with Ander Iturraspe in the...
  • Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes suspended for four La Liga games March 6, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been suspended for four Spanish league matches after receiving a straight red card for verbally abusing a referee following his team's 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid at the weekend. The competition committee of the Spanish Football Federation sanctioned Valdes on Wednesday, the club said in...
  • QPR captain Barton charged with violent conduct May 15, 2012

    London: Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton was charged by the English FA on Monday with two acts of alleged violent conduct during Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester City, and could be facing a 10match ban at the start of next season. The controversial player was sent off for elbowing...
  • Balotelli set to be sold in the summer: Mancini April 9, 2012

    London: Controversial striker Mario Balotelli will not be picked again this season by Manchester City and is likely to be sold at the end of the campaign, said manager Roberto Mancini after their 10 Premier League defeat at Arsenal on Sunday. Balotelli was sent off for the second time this...
  • 'Unlucky' Barcelona to appeal Pique red card March 6, 2012

    Barcelona: Barcelona will appeal against the red card shown to Gerard Pique in Saturday's La Liga match against Sporting Gijon, a club spokesman said on Monday. Pique was shown what appeared from television replays to be a harsh straight red early in the second half of the 31 win at the...
  • Mascherano sent off after Barcelona defeat February 12, 2012

    Barcelona: Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano was sent off in the tunnel following a heated confrontation with the referee after his side's 32 loss to Osasuna on Saturday. The former Liverpool man was yellowcarded on 88 minutes by Jose Romero for protesting a decision, but shortly after the game, he was shown...
  • Ibrahimovic gets threematch ban for slap February 6, 2012

    Milan: AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was banned for three Serie A matches on Monday for hitting an opponent, ruling him out of a key clash with Italian league leaders Juventus. In the 64th minute of Milan's 00 draw with Napoli on Sunday, Ibrahimovic was expelled for slapping his right hand...
  • Rooney escapes further ban after red card at Fulham March 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The Red Devil has escaped further censure for his badtempered display at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has managed to avoid the further three match ban many feared he would be awarded following his show of petulance at Fulham on Saturday after being sent off...