Manchester United and Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani has been slapped with a two-match ban after his horror tackle on Everton attacker Richarlison during Uruguay’s World Cup with Brazil.
The incident occurred in November last year when Cavani stamped Richarlison’s ankle in Uruguay’s defeat to the Samba Boys.
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Cavani got a straight red card for the incident, and as per The Mirror, the 33-year-old will be unavailable for the upcoming CONMEBOL qualifier against Argentina and Bolivia in March.
In the post-match interview, Richarlison, one of the goal scorers in the 2-0 win, admitted that the tackle was dangerous but held no grudge against the Uruguayan.
“I think it was a ball dispute, he went over the top.
“If my foot was stuck it might have even broken my ankle, but I think it wasn’t bad. He tried to steal the ball and ended up missing,” he said.
Cavani has been in important form for United as they chase an unlikely title this season. He has scored seven times and laid two assists for the Red Devils this term after completing a deadline day transfer last summer.
This will come as a huge boost to the Old Trafford side as he will be available for club fixtures in a busy month.