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Eden Hazard escapes additional ban for kicking ballboy


Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard's three-match ban for kicking a ballboy will not be extended, the Football Association has said.

Hazard was charged by the FA following his bizarre sending off for kicking a ballboy in the second leg of Chelsea's Capital One Cup semi-final defeat by Swansea City last week.

"Following a hearing earlier today, an independent regulatory commission was of the opinion the existing three-match sanction for this offence was sufficient," the FA said in a statement.