Uefa cut brawling bans
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Uefa have reduced bans on Ivan Cordoba, Maicon and Carlos Marchena.
Uefa have announced the results of the appeals lodged by both Internazionale and Valencia following the brawl at the end of their UEFA Champions League encounter at the start of the month.
Uefa confirmed that the suspensions imposed on Inter's Maicon, Ivan Cordoba and Valencia's Carlos Marchena had been cut.
Maicon had his six-match ban reduced to three games, Cordoba went from three to two, whilst Marchena saw his four-match penalty halved.
Nicolas Burdisso - whose nose was broken by David Navarro at the end of the match, failed to have any of his six-match suspension lifted.
Likewise Julio Cruz's two-match ban remained intact.
Navarro has seen his seven-month suspension from world football, reduced by one month.
All players were warned that they would be hit hard with further suspensions if they were involved in trouble in the next two years.