Nicklas Bendtner Loses Appeal For Suspension Stemming From Euro 2012
Danish footballer Nicklas Bendtner and the Danish Football Association have lost their appeal against the one-match suspension imposed on the player for improper conduct during a Euro 2012 match against Portugal in June. The UEFA Appeals Body rejected the appeal, which was handed down to Bendtner on June 18. Instead, the appeals body upheld the original decision of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body both to suspend the forward and to fine him €100,000 ($125,000). The two sanctions related to Bendtner's improper conduct occurred during the Euro 2012 Group B game against Portugal in Lviv, Ukraine on June 13. Bendtner had already paid the fine before Monday's Appeals Body hearing (UEFA).