Neymar UCL Suspension Reduced From Three To Two Games

Neymar has had his Champions League suspension reduced from three to two games following a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

The forward was slammed with a three-match suspension after being found guilty of raining insults on match officials via his social media space.

The Brazilian expressed his frustration after seeing Paris Saint Germain dumped out of the Champions League by Manchester United last term.

The eventful round-of-16 between the two sides saw Manchester United overturn a two goal deficit through a brace from Lukaku and one from Rashford to go into the last-eight of the competition.

Marcus Rashford fired home from the spot in stoppage time to decide the tie in favour of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.

Neymar played no part in the game but woykf have to face a suspension following his post-match comments.

The Brazil International was visibly displeased with the officiating that night and thinks the match officials were poor with some of their decisions.

He will be missing in action when his French side take on Real Madrid and Galatasaray. However, he will be available for their game against Club Brugge.

A statement issued by CAS read: “The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its final decision in the appeal filed by the French club Paris St-Germain and the player Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr. against the decision taken by the UEFA Appeals Body on 18 June 2019.

“The player was found to have insulted match officials through social media at the end of the Champions League match Paris St-Germain vs Manchester United on 6 March 2019 and sanctioned with a 3-match suspension from UEFA competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible.

“Following an appeal filed on 18 July 2019 by both Paris St-Germain and the player, this CAS procedure was referred to a Sole Arbitrator, Prof. Ulrich Haas (Germany).

“A hearing was held at the CAS headquarters on 13 September 2019, during which the parties and their legal representatives were heard.
“In application of Art. 15 (1) lit. b of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations which provides for a minimum suspension of two matches in case of “abusive language” directed at a match official, the Sole Arbitrator partially upheld the appeal and reduced the suspension imposed by UEFA on Neymar Jr. to two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible.”

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