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Brazil will appeal Neymar's Copa America suspension

AFP , Saturday 20 Jun 2015
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Brazil's Neymar reacts after missing a shot at goal during a Copa America Group C soccer match against Colombia at the Monumental stadium in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Colombia won the match 1-0. (Photo: AP)
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Brazil will appeal Neymar's four-game suspension that rules him out of the rest of the Copa America.

Brazil coach Dunga said on Saturday that his confederation's ''legal department will file a counterpoint to Neymar's sanction.''

Dunga said in a news conference in Santiago that Neymar had a huge importance in football, and therefore the sanctions against him were also huge. Dunga said Brazil was seeking only ''what's fair.''

A CONMEBOL disciplinary panel on Friday also fined Neymar $100,000 for being sent off after the final whistle of Brazil's 1-0 loss to Colombia on Wednesday. He was red-carded for kicking the ball at an opponent, appeared to head-butt another player, and confronted the referee.

 

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