Belgium's Defour gets 1-match ban for red card

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 30, 2014 at 10:25 am •  Published: June 30, 2014
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA says Belgium midfielder Steven Defour will serve only a one-match ban for his red card against South Korea in the team's last group-stage match.

Defour will serve the automatic suspension when Belgium plays the United States in a second-round on Tuesday in Salvador.

FIFA's disciplinary committee declined to extend the ban for a serious foul on Kim Shin-wook in the 45th minute of Belgium's 1-0 win last Thursday.

FIFA says Dufour was also fined 7,500 Swiss francs ($8,450).