Monday, September 14, 2009

UEFA Cancelled Arsenal Striker Eduardo Ban on Diving

UEFA has cancelled the two-match ban imposed on Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva for alleged diving to get a penalty during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Celtic in a Champions league qualifier. On September 1, Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body announced that the player would be suspended for two games after investigating the matter. Arsenal was quick to lodge an appeal against the ban to UEFA. The appeal body of UEFA then went through all the evidences and scrutinized every single matter related to the incident before taking the ban away.

Telegraph reported:

"Following examination of all the evidence, notably the declarations of both the referee and the referees' assessor, as well as the various video footage, it was not established to the panel's satisfaction that the referee had been deceived in taking his decision on the penalty.

Well, it is good news for Arsenal fans. The club is already missing the service of Andrei Arshavin. Gunners lost their last two premier league games too. So, missing Eduardo would have been a huge setback for the North London club. Arsenal, in a statement released in their website, also expressed that they are delighted with the cancellation of the ban of striker Eduardo. Now, let us see of Eduardo can help Arsenal to come back in winning track.

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