Sergio Ramos Gets Two-Match European Ban

Sergio Ramos Suspended By EUFA For Deliberately Getting Booked.  Courtesy

Sergio Ramos Suspended By EUFA For Deliberately Getting Booked. Courtesy

MADRID, March 1 ― Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been hit with a two-game European suspension for "clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose", European soccer body Uefa said in a statement yesterday.

Following an investigation opened by Uefa Ramos was handed an additional one match for obtaining the booking on objective.

Ramos will miss the second-leg match against Ajax, and the first-leg of Real Madrid's quarterfinals match if they move on.

By picking up a suspension at this stage, Ramos reduced the risk of missing a potentially more important match later in the competition, as all bookings are wiped following the quarter-final stage.

As a result of the booking, the 32-year-old was suspended from next Tuesday's second leg.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Sergio Ramos who is the captain of Spanish giants Real Madrid has announced that he will marry his long term girlfriend Pilar Rubio in June.

Ramos told reporters afterwards that he would "be lying if I said I didn't force [the booking]".

Despite those comments UEFA opened an investigation into the incident the following day and have now made a decision to take disciplinary action.

The Spaniard picked up a late yellow card in the last-16 first-leg win over Ajax that ruled him out of the return match at the Bernabeu next week.

News of the additional ban is perhaps not a surprise for Ramos after Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia was given a two-match ban by UEFA for being booked deliberately in a Europa League meeting with Celtic.

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