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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone suspended for 3 games in Copa del Rey

The Spanish football federation says Diego Simeone’s suspension will be served next season since Atletico Madrid were eliminated on Tuesday.

football Updated: Jan 27, 2018 10:30 IST
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been suspended for three Copa del Rey games.(Reuters)

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been banned from the touchline for three Copa del Rey matches for misconduct toward a referee in the competition.

The Spanish football federation says the suspension will be served next season since Atletico was eliminated on Tuesday.

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Simeone was sent off during Tuesday’s 3-1 cup loss to Sevilla for protesting a decision by the referee, earning a one-match touchline ban.

The punishment was extended by two matches because Simeone applauded the referee in a mocking fashion when he was dismissed.

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Atletico was eliminated 5-2 on aggregate in the two-legged quarterfinal.

First Published: Jan 27, 2018 10:27 IST