Poland’s Szczesny banned 1 match for red card

UEFA says Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will miss just one

European Championship game after being sent off in the opening

match against Greece.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel declined to extend his

mandatory one-match ban for getting a straight red card in Poland’s

1-1 draw on Friday.

Szczesny is ineligible to face Group A leader Russia in Warsaw

on Tuesday.

The Arsenal ‘keeper can return for the last group match against

the Czech Republic in Wroclaw on Saturday.

Szczesny brought down Greece forward Dimitris Salpigidis and

conceded a penalty, which was saved by substitute ‘keeper

Przemyslaw Tyton.

UEFA says Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos also misses

only one match for being shown two yellow cards.