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Phoenix's Mandi cops three-match ban

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Mandi has received a three-match suspension after getting a straight red card against Adelaide.

Phoenix's Mandi cops three-match ban

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Mandi has received a three-match suspension after getting a straight red card against Adelaide.

Wellington midfielder Mandi has been hit with a three-week suspension following his reckless challenge on Adelaide's Vince Lia.

The Spanish midfielder received a straight red card against the Reds for lashing out at Lia while he was on the ground contesting for the ball during Saturday's match.


The independent match review panel determined that the 68th minute incident constituted the offence of an "assault on a player (violent conduct when not challenging for the ball) or against any other person other than a match official, including an attempted assault".

The MRP determined Mandi would receive the minimum of two matches for the offence, plus an additional match.

Mandi has until 2pm (AEDT) on Monday 7 to advise whether he will appeal the suspension.

AAP


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