Europe’s football governing body, UEFA, have banned Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva for two European matches after they found the Croatian international guilty of simulation.
Eduardo was charged with deceiving the referee after his dive during last week’s Champions League play-off against Celtic at the Emirates Stadium. The Croat has now been banned for two European matches, meaning that the striker, who has only just recovered, shall miss Arsenal’s first two group matches in the Champions League.
A statement on UEFA’s official website reads:
“The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body today examined the case of the Arsenal FC player Eduardo ‘for deceiving the referee’ during the UEFA Champions League play-off second leg match on 26 August against Celtic FC, and has suspended the player for two UEFA club competition matches.”