Morocco player appeals ban

October 10, 2013
By Associated Press
GENEVA -- Morocco defender Abderrahim Achchakir is challenging his one-year FIFA ban for assaulting a referee during a World Cup qualifying match.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday it scheduled the appeal hearing on Nov. 5.

Achchakir confronted Angolan referee Helder Martins de Carvalho and was sent off after Tanzania scored its third goal in a 3-1 victory against Morocco in Dar Es Salaam in March.

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