Gonzalo Jara handed three-game ban

The disciplinary tribunal of Conmebol have sanctioned Chile’s Gonzalo Jara, suspending him for three matches and subsequently ruling him out of the rest of the Copa America.

The defender was reported to the governing body of South American football by the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) after a clash with Edinson Cavani that appeared to provoke the Celeste striker, whose subsequent reaction was punished with a second yellow card.

According to the Uruguayan complaint, Jara was guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct towards the 28-year-old.

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In addition to the suspension, Conmebol have also handed down a fine of US$7,500.

Chile have two games left in the tournament, so the punishment will carry over to the start of the qualification progress for World Cup 2018.

Meanwhile, Conmebol have decided to postpone making a decision on the Chilean Football Federation’s (ANFP) complaint regarding the actions of a number of Uruguay players in the closing stages of the match until after the tournament.