Song gets three-match ban

2014-06-23 18:20
Alex Song (Getty Images)

Rio de Janeiro - Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has been handed a three-match ban for his bizarre elbow assault on Croatia's Mario Mandzukic during their World Cup group game, FIFA announced on Monday.

The 26-year-old Barcelona midfielder was sent off after striking Mandzukic on the back during Cameroon's 4-0 thrashing in Group A last Wednesday.

Song has also been fined €16 420 for the incident.

The ban is effective immediately and rules him out of Cameroon's final group game against Brazil later Monday.

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