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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Villa free to face Chile

Spain striker David Villa has escaped punishment for striking Honduras defender Emilio Izaguirre on Monday night.

Villa may face action

Villa scored twice in the match to secure a 2-0 victory for the European champions but was captured on camera hitting out at Izaguirre as the pair waited for a set-piece to be taken late in the first half.

Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura took no action at the time and a spokesman for FIFA said on Wednesday: "The disciplinary committee of FIFA have examined the situation and have found no grounds to open a case against David Villa."

That leaves the star striker free to play in his team's vital third Group H match against Chile.




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