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Bendtner fined, suspended for goal celebration

The Denmark striker will sit out the country’s next game and will have to stump up €100,000 to football chiefs. Ouch.

Image: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

DENMARK’SA STRIKER Nicklas Bendtner was today banned for one match and fined €100,000 for flashing the sponsored waistband of his underpants while celebrating a goal during Euro 2012, UEFA said.

European football’s governing body said that its Control and Disciplinary Body had decided to imposed the fine and suspend the Sunderland player for “one competitive fixture” after the celebration during last Wednesday’s match against Portugal.

“This suspension applies to the next 2014 FIFA World Cup match, including the qualifying competition, for which Bendtner is eligible,” a statement said on the UEFA website.

Bendnter has three days from the written receipt of the sanction to appeal.

UEFA last week announced disciplinary proceedings against the player for “improper conduct (Law 4 of the Laws of the Game)” during the Group B game in Lviv, Ukraine, that Denmark lost 3-2.

- © AFP, 2012

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