Friday 20 July 2018

Silva ruled out as Zuniga is in clear

THIAGO SILVA will be suspended for Brazil's World Cup semi-final against Germany - and FIFA has also ruled out action by its disciplinary committee for the challenge by Colombia's Juan Zuniga which left Neymar with a serious injury.

Appeals against cautions are only permitted in exceptional circumstances. A FIFA statement said: "The disciplinary committee... cannot consider the matter given the fact that there is no legal basis entitling it to grant such request."

Brazil had also pushed for action against Zuniga but this was rejected by FIFA's disciplinary committee who said the referee had seen the incident.

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