Ribéry to appeal over Uefa's head
Thursday 06 May 2010
Franck Ribery yesterday lost his appeal to have his three-match ban reduced by Uefa. The Bayern Munich midfielder, 27, had hoped to face
Internazionale in the Champions League final on 22 May, but will now have to serve the remaining two games of his suspension.
Bayern will now take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne in an attempt to get the ruling changed. The French international was dismissed during the first leg of Bayern's semi-final against Lyons for a foul on Lisandro Lopez and has sat out the second leg as he served the first match of his suspension.
"We will keep on fighting," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "We're not happy with the decision here."
Another player sweating on making the final is Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder. The Dutchman limped out of last night's Italian Cup victory against Roma after injuring his right thigh in the first minute.
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