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Soccer - Colombia's Cardona gets five-game ban for racist gesture

Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona has been suspended for five matches by FIFA for making a racist gesture with his eyes towards South Korean players last month.
FIFA's Disciplinary Committee said Cardona had made a "discriminatory gesture" in the Nov. 10 2-1 friendly loss to the South Koreans.
FIFA said the suspension would be "served during the upcoming friendly matches of the Colombian representative team" and includes a stadium ban for those five matches and a fine of 20,000 Swiss Francs.
Cardona, who plays club football in Argentina for Boca Juniors, is expected to have served his suspension before the World Cup in Russia in June.


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