Fifa hands one match ban to Portugal’s Pepe, Uruguay’s Pereira

2014-06-19 14:01

Rio de Janeiro – Portugal defender Pepe and Uruguay defender Maximiliano Pereira were both suspended for one match at the 2014 World Cup by Fifa.

Football’s world ruling body’s disciplinary commission banned both players for the minimum of one game after a red card. Pepe was shown the red card after butting heads with Germany’s Thomas Müller during Portugal’s 4-0 loss against Germany.

The Real Madrid defender will miss Portugal’s second Group G match against the US on Sunday.

Pereira was red-carded during Uruguay’s 3-1 loss against Costa Rica and will miss the South Americans’ showdown today with England in Group D.

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