Juve to appeal Krasic ban
Serbian hoping to get two-game ban overturned
By Nadia Carmiati. Last Updated: October 26, 2010 5:52pm
Krasic: Banned for diving
Juventus have confirmed they will appeal against midfielder Milos Krasic's two-match ban for diving.
The 25-year-old Serbian midfielder was found guilty of diving to win the Bianconeri a penalty in their goalless draw with Bologna on Saturday after replays showed he was not touched by opposing defender Daniele Portanova.
After a media frenzy following the dive, the Italian Football Federation handed Krasic a two-game suspension, meaning he is set to miss Juve's Serie A games against AC Milan and Cesena.
But Juve will present their appeal to the board on Wednesday in a bid to get the ban overturned.
"Following the decision of the sporting judge to ban Milos Krasic for two games, Juventus are already working with their lawyers, Michele Briamonte and Luigi Chiappero, to present and urgent appeal to the Football Federation," a statement read on Juventus' official club website.
A similar ban was given to Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino last season after he scored a goal with his arm.