Bendtner appeals World Cup ban for underwear stunt
Denmark forward Nicklas Bendtner has challenged his World Cup
suspension for his underwear stunt at the European
European soccer’s governing body UEFA says its appeal panel will
judge the case on Aug. 27. UEFA found Bendtner guilty of ”improper
conduct” for breaking ambush marketing rules and banned for one
2014 World Cup qualifying match.
Bendtner scored his second headed goal in a 3-2 group-stage loss
against Portugal, then raised his shirt and lowered the top of his
shorts slightly to reveal the name of a betting firm which was not
a tournament sponsor.
Bendtner hopes to overturn the ban before Sept. 8, when Denmark
begins its 2014 World Cup qualifying against the Czech
UEFA says Bendtner has not challenged the $126,000 fine.