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Mihajlovic handed eight-match ban

Published: Friday 7 November 2003, 17.40CET
UEFA has imposed an eight-match ban on S.S. Lazio's Sinisa Mihajlovic.
Published: Friday 7 November 2003, 17.40CET

Mihajlovic handed eight-match ban

UEFA has imposed an eight-match ban on S.S. Lazio's Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Sinisa Mihajlovic today received an eight-match ban for spitting at and kicking an opponent as well as for his improper conduct towards a UEFA official following his red card during the UEFA Champions League defeat by Chelsea FC on 4 November.

Unsporting behaviour
The Serbian was sent off in the second half of the Group G match for a foul on Damien Duff - his second yellow card - but he was also caught on video spitting at Chelsea forward Adrian Mutu earlier in the game. In addition to the suspension, the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body fined Mihajlovic €12,700 for his repeated unsporting behaviour.

Appeal by Monday
The Control and Disciplinary Body took into account the player's previous record in reaching its decision. The suspension will apply to UEFA club competition matches. Mihajlovic has until midnight on Monday 10 November to appeal against the decision.

Last updated: 09/11/03 21.12CET

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