The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has suspended Serbian defender Slobodan Rajkovic for 12 months for spitting at the referee following his side's 2-0 defeat by Argentina in a group match at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008.

The incident took place after Rajkovic had been one of two Serbian players shown a red card by Abdullah Al Hilali.

A statement from the FIFA Disciplinary Committee read: "At its 1 September 2008 meeting, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to suspend Slobodan Rajkovic (Serbia) for 12 months for spitting at the referee on 13 August 2008 after the Argentina vs. Serbia match at the Olympic Football Tournaments.

"This suspension applies to all national and international matches including club competitions. This decision may be appealed."