Remaining disciplinary cases relating to incidents that took place during the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ have been decided on by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and duly communicated to the relevant parties. 

This includes the case involving Greece coach Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos, of Portuguese nationality, who was sent off after extra time of the FIFA World Cup match between Costa Rica and Greece on 29 June 2014.

Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos is suspended for eight (8) matches in accordance with art. 19 par. 1 and par. 2 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) after breaching art. 49 par. 1 a) of the FDC for displaying several acts of unsporting conduct towards the match officials.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has also reached a decision in the case involving Italian official Aldo Esposito, who was dismissed from the technical area during the FIFA World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay on 24 June 2014.

Aldo Esposito is suspended for six (6) matches in accordance with art. 19 par. 1 and par. 2 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) after breaching art. 49 par. 1 a) of the FDC for displaying several acts of unsporting conduct towards the match officials.

In both of these cases, all match suspensions imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee shall be served in the next official matches of the “A” representative team for which Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos and Aldo Esposito serve as an official, in accordance with art. 38 par. 2 a) in connection with art. 38 par. 5 of the FDC. Both officials have also been fined by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

FIFA can also confirm the players who have match suspensions carried over from the FIFA World Cup:

 - Luis Suárez of Uruguay (eight matches remaining from the nine-match suspension imposed as well as a four-month ban from any football-related activity)

 - Alex Song of Cameroon (two matches remaining from the three-match suspension imposed)

 - Ante Rebić of Croatia (one-match suspension)

 - Claudio Marchisio of Italy (one-match suspension)

 - Antonio Valencia of Ecuador (one-match suspension)

These remaining match suspensions shall be served in the respective representative team’s subsequent official matches in accordance with art. 38 par. 2a) of the FDC.