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Saudi spitter Al Shamrani gets ban reduced after appeal

Saudi spitter Al Shamrani gets ban reduced after appeal

April 21, 2015

RIYADH, April 21 — Saudi Arabia’s Nasser Al Shamrani has had his ban for spitting at and head-butting Western Sydney Wanderers defender Matthew Spiranovic after the Asian Champions League final reduced on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The prolific Al-Hilal striker was handed an eight-match ban by the Asian Football Confederation for the incident, which happened in November after his club were beaten by the Australian side 1-0 over the two legs of the final. CAS... Read more

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