Calvano banned 8 games for grabbing referee

DOMINIC BOSSI
Last updated 17:10 28/11/2013

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Sydney FC defender Tiago Calvano has received an eight-match ban for grabbing the arm of referee Peter Green during the Sky Blues 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory.

Despite the club's initial fears that Calvano would not play again this season, the Brazilian defender will be eligible to take part in the latter stages of the campaign after receiving an eight-game suspension from the Football Federation of Australia's disciplinary committee who found him guilty of unsporting conduct towards a match official.

The suspension is one of the longest imposed in the history of the A-League and will consign Calvano to a total of 10 games on the sidelines, as he only just completed a two-match ban for non-related offence committed in the round five clash against the Victory.

The disciplinary committee also imposed an additional four-game ban but that will only be triggered if Calvano receives a direct red card for any offence over the course of the remainder of the season.

Coincidentally, he will be eligible to return to the field when Sydney FC plays Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium on January 26.

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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