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Adem Ljajic banned for not singing

Updated: May 28, 2012, 9:56 AM ET
Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Serbia's soccer association says midfielder Adem Ljajic has been suspended from the national team for failing to sing the national anthem before an exhibition against Spain.

The association said in a statement that Serbia's new coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, "sent Ljajic home" because he did not comply with his rules that stipulate players have to sing the anthem before matches.

The statement says that Ljajic, who is Muslim, did not sing the anthem "because of his personal ...

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