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UEFA confirm Felipe, Antoine Griezmann suspensions

European soccer’s governing physique on Wednesday clarified Antoine Griezmann’s standing for Atlético Madrid’s upcoming Champions League group stage conflict with AC Milan, whereas additionally saying defender Felipe Monteiro’s two-game suspension for a direct purple card.

Felipe was despatched off for a rough-looking problem on Sadio Mané late within the first half of Atlético’s eventual 2-0 loss at Liverpool earlier this month. UEFA affirmed Wednesday that the Brazilian might be suspended for the Milan sport on Wednesday, along with Atleti’s matchday six go to to his former membership Porto.

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Griezmann’s suspension was up to date to 2 video games as properly, that means he must be out there for the Portugal journey subsequent month. However his state of affairs had been far much less clear, given the extraordinary debate centered on the excessive boot that noticed him ejected from Atlético’s 3-2 residence loss to Liverpool on Oct. 19.

Griezmann sat out the Anfield loss and tweeted in regards to the refereeing controversies that outlined the sport — resulting in hypothesis that UEFA is “getting even” with the participant for questioning the officers on social media.

Both approach, UEFA’s unclear motives and delay in saying the punishment is likely to draw an appeal from Atleti in an try and get Griezmann into the squad to face Milan. The colchoneros may use his providers — they sit third in Group B, one level behind Porto with two video games to go within the group stage.

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