FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar

Updated: Monday, July 7, 2014 |
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - FIFA will not take action against the Colombia player who injured Neymar and ended the Brazil star's World Cup.

FIFA says its disciplinary panel "cannot consider this matter" under the rules and declined to open proceedings against Camilo Zuniga.

The panel studied video of Zuniga's 86th-minute challenge during Brazil's 2-1 win in the quarterfinals on Friday in Fortaleza.

It also received a complaint from the Confederation of Brazilian Football.

Zuniga, who apologized on Saturday, kneed Neymar in the back when jumping into him at speed. Neymar sustained a fractured third vertebra and will be sidelined for about 45 days.

Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo did not show Zuniga a yellow card.

FIFA says the incident "did not escape the match officials' attention."
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April 28, 2015 07:12 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Houston 9 San Diego 4

Tuesday

Houston (R.Hernandez 0-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 1-1), 10:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE ^ Monday's Games

Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2

Boston 6, Toronto 5

N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, ppd., public safety

Seattle 3, Texas 1

Detroit 5, Minnesota 4

Tuesday's Games

Kansas City (Guthrie 1-1) at Cleveland (Bauer 2-0), 6:10 p.m.

Toronto (Hutchison 2-0) at Boston (Buchholz 1-2), 6:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Samardzija 1-1) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 1-1), 7:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Whitley 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

Seattle (Happ 1-1) at Texas (Detwiler 0-2), 8:05 p.m.

Detroit (An.Sanchez 1-2) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-2) at Oakland (Gray 2-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 6

N.Y. Mets 3, Miami 1

Atlanta 8, Washington 4

Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 0

Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 1

Colorado 5, Arizona 4

L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 3

Tuesday's Games

Milwaukee (Lohse 1-3) at Cincinnati (Cueto 1-2), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (R.Montero 0-1) at Miami (Phelps 1-0), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (A.Cole 0-0) at Atlanta (Teheran 2-1), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 2-0) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 1-1), 8:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (S.Gonzalez 0-0) at St. Louis (Wacha 3-0), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (K.Kendrick 1-2) at Arizona (Bradley 2-0), 9:40 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-1), 10:10 p.m.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 27

Brooklyn 120, Atlanta 115, OT, series tied 2-2

Milwaukee 94, Chicago 88, Chicago leads series 3-2

Portland 99, Memphis 92, Memphis leads series 3-1

Tuesday, April 28

Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Monday, April 27

Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2, series tied 3-3

Washington 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, Washington wins series 4-3

Wednesday, April 29

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

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