Cavani lands two-match restriction for horror tackle on Richarlison throughout Uruguay clash
MANCHESTER UNITED’S Edinson Cavani has been hit with a two-match worldwide ban for his scary deal with on Everton’s Richarlison.
The 33-year-old striker got a straight red as his Uruguay side lost 2-0 to Brazil in a World Cup qualifier in November.
The 71st-minute incident saw Cavani nastily stamping on his fellow Premier League star’s ankle.
Uruguay face two crunch qualifying matches at the end of next month against Argentina and Bolivia.
However the previous Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli striker will not be offered for either game.
That is due to Fifa validating that the veteran’s penalty would be a two-game suspension.
Richarlison claimed the difficulty might have left him with severe damage afterwards.
The Brazilian said: “I believe it was a ball conflict, he went over the top.
” If my foot was stuck it might have even broken my ankle, however I believe it wasn’t bad.”
However, the news will no doubt be invited by United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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The star has made a substantial impact because coming to Old Trafford as a free agent last year.
He has currently discovered the net 6 times and supplied 2 assists in the top-flight to establish himself ahead of Anthony Martial as first-choice striker.
Now his manager will be appreciative the experienced frontman will not need to make the long trip to South America next month and will instead be kept fresh for the confrontation.
Cavani is most likely to be in action when United fight West Brom this Saturday.