Neymar banned for rest of Copa America for violent conduct
20 June 2015, 09:20
Santiago, Chile — Brazilian star Neymar has been banned for the rest of the Copa America, depriving the tournament of one of its biggest stars.
A disciplinary panel of the South American confederation ruled Friday that he must sit out four games for violent conduct in a match against Colombia, when he was sent off.
Brazil has the right to appeal.
He was also fined $10,000.
The Barcelona forward picked up a red card after kicking Colombia's Pablo Armero after the final whistle in Colombia's 1-0 victory over Brazil on Wednesday. He also appeared to head butt another player.
Brazil plays its final group game on Sunday against Venezuela. If it advances to the knockout rounds it could play three more.
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