Luis Suarez gets double ban

Copa Del Rey By: Ayodeji Tunde | 09/02/2017


A failed appeal has resulted in a double ban for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan, who will miss the King’s Cup final against Alaves in May, saw his punishment increased to two games following his sending off in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.

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The suspension was on Thursday pronounced on Suarez by the competition committee of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)  and applies to cup matches only.

The Catalan club had anticipated a one-match ban and had already said they would appeal after Suarez received a second yellow card in the 90th minute of Tuesday’s semi-final for “striking his arm against a rival player in a reckless fashion”.

The Uruguay international was punished for the dismissal, as well as for not going straight to the changing room after leaving the pitch.

Barcelona defender Sergi Roberto is also out of the Cup final on May 27 after he was sent off for two yellow cards during Tuesday’s encounter at the Nou Camp.

Defending champions, Barca beat Atletico 3-2 on aggregate to reach their fourth straight Cup final