Neymar provisionally suspended for one game after red card in Copa America game

BY foxsports • June 18, 2015

Brazil captain Neymar faces a provisional one-match ban for his sending off against Colombia at the Copa America, but could face further sanction.

The Barcelona star had already been booked during Brazil's 1-0 defeat, but was shown a straight card following an on-pitch fracas after appearing to kick the ball at Colombia's Pablo Armero and then seemingly attempting to headbutt Jeison Murillo.

It means Neymar will definitely miss Brazil's final Group C game against Venezuela.

However, the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Tribunal is set to meet on Friday and could decide to increase Neymar's suspension.

Neymar claimed he was being treated unfairly by officials after the match, while teammate Dani Alves also blamed referee Enrique Osses.

 


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