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Chile's Jara gets three-match ban for finger incident

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

SANTIAGO, Jun 29: Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for three matches on Sunday for sticking his finger up an opponent’s backside and feigning injury during a match.

CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American football, said in a statement it was suspending Jara for “unsporting behaviour”. It also fined the Chilean FA $7,500.

Jara will miss Chile’s semi-fil clash with Peru on Monday and, depending on the result of that match, either the fil or third-place playoff. He will also be ineligible for Chile’s opening match of the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup. IANS

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