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FIFA bans Canada forward Occean for 6 matches

Updated: February 11, 2013, 12:59 PM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA has ordered Canada forward Olivier Occean to serve a six-match ban after he was ejected and then insulted the referee during a World Cup qualifier against Cuba.

Occean was sent off after a scuffle during Canada's 3-0 victory in Toronto on Oct. 12. FIFA says Occean committed an "act of unsporting conduct" then used "offensive language" toward the officials.

FIFA's disciplinary panel also fined the 31-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt player $9,250. He also must pay the costs ...

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