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'Brutal' foul leads to two-game ban

Updated: August 15, 2004, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Portugal striker Luis Boa Morte has been banned for his country's two remaining group matches in the Olympic soccer tournament after being ejected from their opening 4-2 defeat by Iraq.

Soccer's world governing body FIFA, describing the wild lunge on Iraqi left back Bassim Abbas as a "brutal action," said it had decided to extend the Fulham striker's automatic one-match sanction.

FIFA said in a statement that Boa Morte would now also miss the match against Costa Rica ...

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