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Brazil in bid to overturn ban

Cup Competitions

Rio de Janeiro – Fifa says the Brazilian football confederation is trying to overturn captain Thiago Silva’s ban for the World Cup semi-final against Germany.

Fifa spokesman Delia Fischer says its disciplinary committee is “analysing materials” submitted by the confederation.

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Fifa says the Brazilian football confederation is trying to overturn captain Thiago Silvas ban for the World Cup semi-final against Germany. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini

Thiago Silva is suspended for Tuesday’s match in Belo Horizonte after being shown a second yellow card of the tournament in 2-1 quarter-finals victory against Colombia.

The defender impeded Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina’s attempt to kick the ball downfield.

Yellow cards traditionally cannot be overturned. – Sapa-AP

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