Botafogo players suspended because of fight

Uruguay striker Sebastian ”El Loco” Abreu has been suspended

four matches and Argentine forward German Herrera banned for five

games for their roles in a brawl after Botafogo’s Brazilian Cup

match against Avai last month.

Both players were involved in a fight with Avai players after

Botafogo was eliminated on a disputed late penalty. They were seen

charging toward opponents and throwing punches.

Botafogo coach Caio Junior was suspended one match, while three

Avai players also were punished by Brazil’s sports tribunal.

The clubs said they will appeal.