Jesús Méndez of Toluca will miss the Diablos Rojos’ first playoff game for a lack of respect towards the match officials; Djaniny Tavares and Walter Gael Sandoval, both of Santos Laguna, will likewise miss their quarterfinal first leg game due to serious foul play.
The two suspended players both belong to Monterrey, with Iván Piris receiving a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game while Jesús Molina was suspended for yellow-card accumulation after picking up his fifth caution of the season.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has reduced the sanctions imposed on Enrique Triverio of Toluca and Pablo Aguilar of Club América. The two were appealing the one-year suspensions they received following violent conduct against the referee in their respective Copa MX games on March 8th.
The Disciplinary Committee originally handed down an eight-game suspension for Triverio and a 10-game suspension for Aguilar; after an appeal by the Referees’ Commission, the Appeals Committee overturned the original sanction and imposed a one-year ban on March 13.
The players then appealed the appeal, turning to CAS on March 30th.
FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for “incidents involving, among others, unsporting and discriminatory conduct by fans during recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches” and Mexico is, once again, present due to homophobic chanting.
In this latest round of sanctions, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has been fined 10,000 Swiss Francs for discriminatory and unsporting conduct by fans, including homophobic chants, in their March 24th game against Costa Rica.
This is the 8th time that Mexico has been fined and/or warned for homophobic chanting in 2018 World Cup qualifiers:
Juan Francisco Palencia, coach of Pumas UNAM, will miss the universitarios‘ next game for constantly criticizing the referee crew’s decisions.
Pumas will likewise be missing Nicolás Castillo for one game for a lack of respect for the match officials and Darío Verón for two for serious foul play.
Michael Pérez of Chivas de Guadalajara was given a one-game suspension for serious foul play, while Juan Ignacio González of León was suspended one game for violent conduct.
Francisco Acuña of Puebla and Juan Carlos Núñez of Tijuana were both given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
They will sit out their respective Jornada 14 games this weekend.
José Juan Vázquez of León and Adrián Cortés of Puebla were given one-game suspensions for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
In a friendly game between León and Santos Laguna, held in Chicago during the Liga MX international break, Novaretti was red-carded for pushing referee Rosendo Bermúdez.
The Disciplinary Committee opened an investigation into the incident and concluded that the incident fell under the purview of Article 17 of the Regulation for Sanctions. Novaretti was given a seven-game suspension and fined 35,000 pesos (about $1,870 U.S.).
The investigation centered around Herrera’s confrontational interaction with fans during the game between Santos Laguna and Tijuana. It was determined that Herrera violated Article 32 of the Regulation for Sanctions by lacking respect towards or insulting the fans.