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Brazilian press officer suspended
July 6th, 2014 9:59PM

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[WORLD CUP: Off the Post] FIFA has handed Brazilian national team press officer Rodrigo Paiva a three-game ban, putting him out of the World Cup, for clashing with Chile player Mauricio Pinilla at halftime of the Brazil-Chile round of 16 game that Brazil won in a shootout.

Pinilla said he was hit by Paiva, who was also fined $11,000, and ejected by the referee. FIFA added two games to Paiva's automatic one-game ban, which he served as Brazil beat Colombia in the quarterfinals, 2-1.


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