The Belgian football association KBVB had initially suspended Calvin Stengs for four matches, one of which was conditional. That number was subsequently increased, but after a successful appeal, the suspension was reduced again.
The 24-year-old attacker of FC Antwerp, the club of coach Mark van Bommel, received a red card in the game against Anderlecht on Sunday because he had hit Amadou Diawara.
Antwerp initially did not agree with the settlement proposal of the disciplinary committee of four duels suspension, one of which was conditional. After the disciplinary committee had looked into it, Stengs’ suspension had been even more severe. The former AZ player was suspended for six games, two of which were conditional on his pants.
Antwerp and Stengs decided to appeal against this decision. The case came before the Disciplinary Council for Professional Football on Friday. As a result, the seven-time Oranje-international can take part in the top match against Club Brugge on Sunday and his sentence was also reduced. Stengs is now suspended for four games, one of which is conditional.
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