UEFA's dramatic U-turn over Arsenal striker Eduardo's two-match Euro ban

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London, Sep.15 (ANI): UEFA made one of the biggest U-turns in football history on Monday by scrapping the two-match Euro ban of Arsenal striker Eduardo.

UEFA scrapped the ban on appeal following accusations that Eduardo had dived in last month's Champions League tie with Celtic.

UEFA have now been branded 'stupid and incompetent.'

Eduardo expressed relief over the development.

"I did not want to say anything until I was proved innocent. I am not a cheat. I don't dive. And I was very upset when people thought I had," The Daily Express quoted him, as saying.

The UEFA back down will shock Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson and Chelsea skipper John Terry who insisted Eduardo dived to win a penalty in the qualifier. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 13:13 [IST]
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