The football player of “Zenit” Javi Garcia was disqualified for three matches of the Premier League

Футболиста "Зенита" Хави Гарсию дисквалифицировали на три матча РФПЛ

Midfielder Petersburg “Zenit” Javi Garcia is suspended for three matches of the championship of Russia on football, one of which is probation, the Chairman of the disciplinary Committee of the Russian football Union (CDC RFU) Arthur Grigoryants.

The Spaniard in the away match of the 15th round of the championship of Russia with “Krasnodar” (1:2) held on Sunday, hit an elbow to the face of the hosts ‘ midfielder Yuri Gazinskiy. Control qualification Board of the RFU on Tuesday reviewed the episode, issuing a verdict, an error of the referee Alexei Nikolaev, who was to remove Garcia. This verdict was considered by the FTC when considering disciplinary cases.

“For rough play by hitting an opponent with an elbow to disqualify player of “Zenit” Javi Garcia for three matches of the championship of Russia on football, of which two matches are the absolute sport sanction with the implementation of the 16-th and 17-th rounds of the championship, said Grigoryants told reporters. — One game is a conventional sports sanction with probation until the end of season 2016/17. In case the face in accordance with the medical testimony will not have the opportunity to participate in the training within 15 days from the date of the match, applied a sanction of a six-match suspension”.

“Part 4 of article 94 says about General disqualification in six matches. This article applies to the following: sentenced to half the sanctions, and if within 15 days the player will not start training will not be prescribed, imposed the full penalty in six matches — said Grigoryants. Inspector of the match Sukhina in a report said that it was necessary to appoint a penalty and to remove the football player of “Zenith”, but the referee mistakenly decided to continue. According to him, the referee really didn’t see the episode.”

The head of the CDC RFU said the midfielder, “Zenit” explained what happened on real struggle. “Javi Garcia sent a letter of explanation saying that during the struggle wasn’t looking at the player and stared at the ball, emphasizing that the deliberate shock on my part was not. He felt that his part was not the use of excessive force. I asked the representative “Zenith” apologized if Javi Garcia before Gazinskaya personally, and received a negative response,” said Grigoryants.

Disqualification Garcia will take effect from the 16th round of the championship of Russia. Thus, the match with the “Ufa” on Wednesday, he will skip and will not play in the meeting of 17 th round of “Rostov” 3 Dec.