Uefa probe horror tackle

Investigation to be held after challenge on Brown

Last Updated: 07/11/07 11:21am

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Off: Augustin Binya is shown the red card following his tackle on Scott Brown

Off: Augustin Binya is shown the red card following his tackle on Scott Brown

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Uefa are to investigate the tackle which forced Celtic midfielder Scott Brown out of the Champions League game with Benfica.

Augustin Binya was shown a straight red card by Swedish referee Martin Hansson for the challenge with five minutes of the match remaining at Celtic Park.

Afterwards, Brown accused his opponent of trying to break his leg and urged Uefa to take further action against the Benfica player.

Binya faces at least a one-match ban and, because he was sent off, the governing body will automatically investigate the incident and decide later this month whether he should face further sanctions.

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A Uefa spokesman confirmed: "We haven't received the reports of the referee or the match delegate yet but we always open a disciplinary case for a red card.

"This will be on the agenda of the next control and disciplinary body meeting on November 15.

"There will be at least a one-match ban but all red cards are judged individually so we will need to wait until the meeting to see if there will be a further ban."

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