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Jesus handed two-month international ban



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Brazil forward, Gabriel Jesus is set to miss two friendlies with his national team after receiving a two-month international ban from CONMEBOL.

The disciplinary action followed his behaviour after he was sent off during the final of the recently-concluded Copa America final last month.

The Manchester City forward scored in the 3-1 win over Peru, but was shown a red card in the 70th minute, for which he remonstrated with referee Roberto Tobar, kicked a water bottle and then pushed the VAR monitor as he left the pitch.

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The striker, who was also fined $30,000, is set to miss September’s friendlies against Colombia and Peru if he does not appeal or if his appeal is unsuccessful.

A statement from Conmebol said: “Gabriel Jesus is suspended for two months from the day following the notification of this decision.

“Consequently, the player is suspended to play official and friendly matches with his national team in that period of time.”

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