FIFA World Cup: Pepe Banned and Fined for Thomas Muller Headbutt

Portugal defender Pepe has been banned for one match and is fined 12,300 euros for the headbutt he carried out on Germany's Thomas Muller in their FIFA World Cup match.

Updated: June 19, 2014 21:41 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: FIFA on Thursday banned Portugal defender Pepe for one match and fined him for the headbutt he carried out on Germany's Thomas Muller in their World Cup clash.

A FIFA statement said that the 31-year-old Real Madrid defender, who was red-carded for the incident, had been fined 15,000 Swiss francs (12,300 euros).

Pepe's arm caught Mueller during Monday's Group H match and the German fell to the ground grimacing. Pepe infuriated at what he considered Mueller's playacting then pushed his head onto the German's forehead and got an immediate red card.

Germany, already leading 2-0, went on to win 4-0.

Uruguay's Maxi Pereira, already banned for his red card against Costa Rica in their Group D game on Saturday was fined 10,000 Swiss francs (8,200 euros).

Pereira kicked Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell toward the end of the game and now misses his country's crucial game against England on Thursday.

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