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Monday, August 13, 2012
Terry ban reduced

ESPN staff

UEFA has announced that John Terry's European suspension has been reduced on appeal.

• Terry explains Barcelona dismissal

Terry, 31, was given a three-match ban after being sent off for a foul on Alexis Sanchez during the second leg of Chelsea's Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona last season.

The suspension ruled Terry out of the Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in May and will also prevent his involvement in the Super Cup clash with Europa League winners Atletico Madrid later this month.

However, he will be eligible for the Blues' first Champions League group stage match after the final match of his suspension was deferred for a probationary period of three years.

The Blues also said on Monday that defender Branislav Ivanovic, sent off during Sunday's Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, will not have to serve a Premier League suspension.

A change in Football Association rules means Ivanovic will instead be suspended for three non-first team games from August 26 onwards.




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