Saturday, 16 March 2013

Barcelona have had their appeal to reduce Victor Valdes’ suspension for complaining to a match official rejected today.
The Spanish Football Federation’s Appeals Committe has confirmed that they have upheld the Competition Committee’s original ruling of a four-game ban for the ‘keeper.
This is in relation to his red card and subsequent protests made to referee Perez Lasa immediately after the full-time whistle had been blown in the League Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona earlier this month.
Having already served one game of the suspension last weekend against Deportivo, the 31-year-old will now also miss League matches with Rayo Vallecano, Celta Vigo and Mallorca.