Tuttosport: Italy could file appeal to decrease Tonali’s three-game suspension

By Isak Möller -

Sandro Tonali didn’t have the best of starts to the U21 Euros with Italy as he was sent off in the first game against the Czech Republic. It was a nasty stamp, as you can see here, and he got a three-game ban for it. 

As the midfielder is a key player for Italy’s U21 side, it’s a very tough blow as it means he could miss the potential quarter-final. Therefore, according to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), they are considering appealing the suspension.

It seems unlikely that they could remove get it down to just one game, but they could perhaps have him back for the knockout stage if the appeal is successful. From a Milan perspective, the suspension might be a good thing.

Tonali has played many games lately and the ban at least gives him some rest, now expected to be back at Milanello as early as tomorrow. The knockout phase, of course, will be played in early June.

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