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|Friday is De Day ||Monday 19 June, 2006 |
|FIFA will not make a decision on how to punish Italys elbow-wielding Daniele De Rossi until Friday. |
The Roma youngster was dismissed in disgrace on Saturday night after his unprovoked attack on USA striker Brian McBride in the 1-1 draw.
The midfielder is subsequently definitely out of the Czech Republic game on Thursday, but is also likely to be banned for a longer amount of time possibly as many as six matches.
De Rossi will speak to [boss Marcello] Lippi at some stage today, Giancarlo Abete, head of Italys World Cup delegation, stated.
A decision by FIFA will be made on June 23, if there are no changes to that plan, and we therefore have until June 22 to present them with a statement from the boy.
Well be looking to get this sent off to them by tomorrow at the latest, then we can just concentrate on the Czech Republic tie.
|Opinion: An elbow to victory
Italys World Cup bid took an unexpected twist with a reckless Daniele De Rossi elbow, but Marcello Lippi doesnt come away from the USA draw totally blameless. More
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