Warned at the end of the match against Montpellier, the Brazilian revoked the suspended match he had received in early April after his red card against Lille (0-1) and will therefore miss the final of the Coupe de France on May 19 against Monaco.
Paris superstar SG Neymar was suspended for the Coupe de France final against Monaco on Wednesday by the Federation’s Disciplinary Commission (FFF) which met on Friday. The Brazilian received a warning in Montpellier (2-2, 6-5 a) Wednesday in the semifinals, which revoked the suspension of a match which he received in early April after his red card against Lille in the Championship. This sanction takes effect on Monday, May 17, two days before the final.
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However, the club has the possibility of requesting conciliation from the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), a process which may suspend the decision of the FFF. Olympique Lyonnais acted in this way at the end of April for the case of their defender Mattia De Sciglio, whose suspension decided by the League (LFP) was temporarily lifted until the CNOSF conciliators return their proposal. If the authority maintained the suspension of the Italian, he was able to play the match he was to miss initially, before missing the next, because suspended.
If Neymar were indeed to miss the final, it would be a blow for his club, which is betting big on the Coupe de France to save a complicated season. Executives Marco Verratti (injured) and Presnel Kimpembe (suspended) will also be missing. But coach Mauricio Pochettino is well aware of this situation, “Ney” having missed nearly one in two games since September.
The opening of the score of Neymar against Lens
The stay is only lifted after a period of ten meetings without warning
Injured, suspended or sick, Neymar withdrew at several key moments of the season, such as the double-confrontation against FC Barcelona in the round of 16 of the Champions League. In Montpellier, when he started on the bench, Neymar received a yellow card in the 90th minute, five minutes after coming into play, for a slight contact with Téji Savanier. Problem: the Brazilian received at the beginning of April a sanction of two firm suspension matches plus one suspended sentence, for being excluded against Lille (1-0 defeat).
However, the regulations provide that the suspension is only lifted after a period of ten official meetings without any warning received. Neymar was in his fifth game … hence his suspension against Monaco. Even before the meeting of the disciplinary committee, the Brazilian was under no illusions about the fate that awaited him. “I played five minutes, I made a mistake and took a yellow without thinking about it. Please take the final away from me. I think it becomes personal eh, ”he wrote on Instagram, in a message full of irony. “I would like to be in the head of the guy who made the rule of cardboard boxes in France! He deserves applause. What a mess! ”He added.