Surf Taiwan News, Browse the World »
Leonardo ban annulled by French court
Former PSG sporting director Leonardo wins appeal against ban by French football federation
Associated Press
2014-06-17 11:42 PM

PARIS (AP) -- Former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has won an appeal against his suspension by the French Football Federation.

On Tuesday, a French court annulled the ban, leaving Leonardo free to return to football.

Leonardo was handed a nine-month ban in May 2013 after he appeared to deliberately barge into referee Alexandre Castro following a 1-1 home draw. The suspension was later extended to June 30, 2014, after a failed appeal to the FFF.

The Brazilian saw his sentence provisionally lifted by the council of state in October, and the victory in the administrative court is likely to bring a definitive end to the process -- although the FFF can still appeal.

Leonardo, who resigned from PSG in July, could decide to press charges against the FFF.

Advertisement »
HOME |  WORLD |  Politics |  Business |  Sports |  Lifestyle |  TAIWAN |  Technology |  Health |  SUPPLEMENT |  Society |  OPINION
  • Taiwan News  ©  2014 All Rights Reserved.