Fifa extend Navarro ban
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Navarro's seven month ban has been extended to all competitions.
David Navarro's seven month ban has been extended to all competitions after Fifa agreed to adopt the initial suspension imposed on the Valencia defender.
Navarro incurred the hefty punishment for breaking Internazionale defender Nicolas Burdisso's nose at the end of a UEFA Champions League meeting between the two sides.
Uefa hit the Spaniard with a seven-month ban for all European competitions after he ran onto the pitch to strike Burdisso during a mass brawl, and Fifa have agreed to extend the punishment.
Navarro will now be unable to play in all forms of the game until October, including domestic and international matches, although Valencia have announced they will appeal against the decision.
Valencia also saw fellow defender Carlos Marchena banned for four games following the unseemly altercation which resulted in both clubs being fined £106,000 for improper conduct.
Inter's players did not escape punishment either, and Burdisso and his colleague Maicon were both banned for six games.
Ivan Cordoba received a three-game suspension and Julio Cruz two, with both clubs lodging official appeals with Uefa on Tuesday.