Koscielny cleared to play in France’s WCup opener
French defender Laurent Koscielny has been cleared to play in
his nation’s World Cup opener after FIFA set his suspension at one
game for a red card.
Koscielny was ejected in injury time of Les Bleus’ 2-0 loss at
Ukraine last month after pushing Oleksandr Kucher in the face and
knocking him down.
FIFA said Monday its disciplinary committee decided against a
longer suspension than the automatic one-match ban. Koscielny
served the penalty in the second leg, which France won 3-0 to
qualify on 3-2 aggregate.