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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

Eduardo handed two-match ban

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA banned Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva for two Champions League matches Tuesday for diving to earn a penalty in a qualifying match against Celtic.

UEFA's disciplinary panel made the ruling after a teleconference.

The panel said the Brazilian-born Croatia forward deceived the referee when he got the penalty decision after a challenge by Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc last Wednesday.

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