Song Given Three-Match Ban

SongCameroon’s Alex  Song has been given a three-match ban by FIFA for elbowing Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic.

The midfielder was sent off for the offence in the 40th minute of the World Cup Group A match on June 18, 2014.

Cameroon were a single goal down at the time and went on to lose 4-0 and crash out of the tournament in Brazil.

Song, 26, immediately incurred an automatic one-match ban but FIFA extended the suspension because of the nature of the offence.

It took effect from Cameroon’s final match against Brazil on Monday and will also be unavailable for his country’s next two official matches.

In addition, the Barcelona player has been fined US$22,300. — BBC

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