Calvano banned 8 games for grabbing referee

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

Relevant offers

Football

Andrew Durante's plea to Phoenix fans: turn up and then turn on cricket Sydney FC relishing prospect of facing depleted Wellington Phoenix Off the ball work key for Team Wellington in ASB Premiership semifinals reach crescendo All Whites skipper Winston Reid ruled out of South Korea clash with injury Premier League agrees to share $1.5bn of bumper TV deal outside the top flight Neymar and Luiz Gustavo help Brazil come from behind to beat France 3-1 in friendly Former England captain John Terry signs one-year contract extension with Chelsea Premier League clubs in profit for the first time in 15 years Five Chelsea supporters to contest banning orders for Paris metro racism incident Real Madrid's Gareth Bale puts club woes behind him for Wales' clash with Israel

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.

Ad Feedback

- Sydney Morning Herald

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content