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FIFA bans former Greece coach Santos for 8 matches

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 4, 2014 at 10:22 am •  Published: August 4, 2014
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However, the new Barcelona recruit has appealed all sanctions to the Court of Arbitration of Sport which expects to give a verdict later this month.

FIFA's disciplinary panel also ruled on suspensions for red-card offenses from the World Cup, which must be served in teams' next official competition matches.

Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio, who was sent off against Uruguay, will miss Italy's opening 2016 European Championship qualifier in Norway on Sept. 9.

Croatia, which plays in the same qualifying group as Italy, will be without Ante Rebic at home to Malta on the same date. Rebic was sent off in a 3-1 loss against Mexico.

Antonio Valencia will miss Ecuador's first match at the Copa America in Chile next June. The Manchester United winger was dismissed in a 0-0 draw against France.

Cameroon's Alex Song will serve the rest of his three-match ban during African Cup of Nations qualifiers in September against Congo and Ivory Coast. Song was sent off in Cameroon's 4-0 loss against Croatia and was suspended for his team's 4-1 loss against Brazil.