Barcelona facing exit from Copa Del Rey for ineligble player

Barcelona are facing the potential of being eliminated from the Copa Del Rey for having an Ineligible player with Chumi having received a fifth yellow card.

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suspension rules against Chumi

The Barcelona player Chumi, who picked up a fifth yellow card against Castellon but the issue being levelled at the Blaugrana was when and how long the suspension was set to be.

According to the competition’s rules, however, Chumi should still have served his suspension.

“Until [a player] completes his suspension with their team, they cannot play for any other team,” says article 56.3 of the disciplinary code.

“The suspended player will not be able to take part in any of the teams or clubs in the category in which they committed said violation until they have served the number of matches that the suspension merits.”

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According to Barcelona via Marca, stipulation 28, he could have played the match, despite being sanctioned while in action for the B team.

Secondly, El Mundo reported this on Thursday, that the period to denounce this, was 48 hours after the match, which has passed.

Lastly, Chumi, who picked up a fifth yellow card against Castellon, had to serve his suspension in the league for the B team, which he did against Alcoyano last weekend and that Only in the event that it was a red card and the competition had deemed it to be a serious offence, bringing with it a four-game ban and becoming ineligible.


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