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Uefa rejects PSG ban appeal for Neymar

UEFA has rejected PSG’s appeal against a ban for Brazilian forward, Neymar.

The player will now serve a three-game suspension for insulting match officials, according to London Football.

Recall that Neymar had labelled Video Assistant Referee, VAR, a “disgrace” following PSG’s defeat to Manchester United in March.

That led to the European football governing body slamming him with a three-match ban.

He will now miss the opening three games of the 2019/20 Champions League group stage, whether that’s at PSG or somewhere else.

PSG bowed out on away goals after a surprise 3-1 defeat in Paris when Marcus Rashford converted from the spot after Presnel Kimpembe was adjudged to have handled in the area. 

It was a decision the striker was left furious about as without it, PSG would have progressed in the competition.  

After the match, Neymar wrote in his Instagram story: ‘This is a disgrace, they put four people that know nothing about football in charge of looking at the replay for VAR.

There is no penalty. How can it be a handball when it hits his back! Go f*** yourselves!’

UEFA quickly looked to take action against Neymar and awarded him a three-match ban, a decision which has been upheld despite the Ligue 1 champions’ appeal. 

It remains to be seen if Neymar will still be at PSG next season given the uncertainty surrounding his future, but it is now confirmed that he will miss half of the group stage in next season’s competition.   

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