6/5/2018 9:41:04 PM (GMT+3)

UEFA suspends Buffon for three matches

UEFA suspends Buffon for three matches

NEW DELHI: UEFA, European football’s governing body, said that Gianluigi Buffon was suspended for “three UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible”.

The outgoing Juventus goalkeeper was banned for his red card and comments about referee Michael Oliver after the Italian side’s dramatic Champions League quarterfinal loss to Real Madrid last month.

The 40-year-old had been charged both with breaching UEFA’s “general principles of conduct” over his outburst and also for his red card for dissent.

The 2006 World Cup-winner, who did not renew his contract with Juventus, is likely to play for Paris Saint-Germain next season.