Gonzalo Jara gets three-game ban for Copa incident

Edinson cavani and Gonzalo Jara
Edinson Cavani (left) received a second yellow card for hitting out at Gonzalo Jara following the incident

Chile's Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the Copa America after being given a three-match ban for an incident in which he appeared to poke his finger against Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani's backside.

South American football governing body Conmebol said the defender was being suspended for "unsporting behaviour".

Jara has also been fined $7,500 (£4,780).

The incident happened during Chile's 1-0 quarter-final win last Thursday.

Cavani was given a second yellow card after he slapped Jara, who went unpunished, in retaliation.

Former West Brom and Nottingham Forest defender Jara's ban means he will miss the semi-final clash with Peru on Monday and, depending on the result of that game, either the final or third-place playoff.

He will also be suspended for Chile's first match of the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

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