Deco banned but spitter Eto'o escapes

January 17, 2006
MADRID, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Barcelona midfielder Deco has been handed a two-match ban by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after being sent off for pulling an opponent's hair during Sunday's league match against Athletic Bilbao.

Deco pulled Carlos Gurpegi's hair after the Bilbao midfielder had tried to pick him up off the grass following a foul by tugging at his shirt in the closing minutes of Barca's 2-1 victory at the Nou Camp.

However the federation said it had decided ...

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