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World Cup: Song gets three-match ban for elbow attack

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.

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 euros (US$22,300) 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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