World Cup 2014: FIFA dismiss Silva plea, slam leniency claim

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Photo: PTI
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Rio De Janeiro, Jul 8 (AFP) : FIFA rejected Brazil’s request to allow suspended captain Thiago Silva to face Germany in the World Cup semi-finals and hit back at claims referees had been ordered to take a lenient approach to foul play.

A statement from FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee dismissed Brazil’s plea for Silva out of hand, stating there was “no legal basis” for the defender’s yellow card against Colombia to be rescinded.

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