Women's World Cup 2015: Nigeria's Njoku gets three-match ban


Nigeria's Ugo Njoku has been given a three-match ban by Fifa's Disciplinary Committee at the Women's World Cup in Canada.

She has been punished for an elbow on Australia's Sam Kerr during the Super Falcons 2-0 loss on Friday.

The offence by Njoku, who came on as a 52nd-minute substitute, went unpunished during the game.
However the disciplinary committee  later examined the video footage and handed the 20-year-old the ban.

With Nigeria unlikely to progress in the tournament, Njoku will miss the final group game against the United States plus the country's next two official matches.

Earlier in the tournament France striker Camille Abily escaped punishment for a similar incident with England defender Laura Bassett.

The 32-year-old Notts County player was caught by France striker Camille Abily in England's 1-0 defeat last week.

But the referee did not penalise Abily, Fifa did not review the incident and the Football Association did not contest Fifa's decision.



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