Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been charged with violent conduct over an incident involving West Ham United defender Winston Reid, the FA said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Argentine international now faces a three-match ban that would see him miss Premier League games against Manchester United and Bournemouth and a League Cup third-round tie against Swansea City.
Aguero appeared to elbow Reid in the head on Sunday, a Premier League game City won 3-1. The incident was not seen by match officials so the FA has taken retrospective action.
On Monday, Aguero withdrew from the World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Venezuela due to a calf injury.
Argentina host Uruguay on Thursday and then visit Venezuela five days later.