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FIFA bans Iran midfielder Ezatolahi for one game in World Cup 2018

FIFA says its disciplinary panel imposed a two-game suspension on the 21-year-old Ezatolahi for his red card against South Korea in a qualifying match in Seoul on Aug. 31.

Published: 03rd October 2017 10:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd October 2017 10:53 AM   |  A+A-

Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi (L) dribbles tha ball as Qatar's Hasan al-Haydos defends during the World Cup 2018 Asia qualifying football match between Qatar and Iran at the Jassim Bin Hamad stadium in Doha on March 23, 2017. | AFP

By Associated Press

ZURICH: FIFA has banned Iran midfielder Saeid Ezatolahi from his team's first game at the World Cup.

FIFA says its disciplinary panel imposed a two-game suspension on the 21-year-old Ezatolahi for his red card against South Korea in a qualifying match in Seoul on Aug. 31.

Ezatolahi brought his boot down on the head of South Korea midfielder Kim Min-jae, who had fallen facing the turf after the two clashed in an aerial challenge.

The first game of Ezatolahi's suspension was served by missing a 2-2 draw with Syria five days later, which completed Iran's qualifying program.

Iran, coached by Carlos Queiroz, was the first Asian team to advance to play at the World Cup in Russia.

Ezatolahi plays with Amkar Perm, on loan from Russian league rival Rostov.



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