RIO DE JANEIRO:  Portugal central defender Pepe has been handed a one-match suspension after his red card in the 4-0 defeat by Germany.

Pepe, 31, was sent off after a clash with Thomas Muller when he headbutted the German forward while he sat on the pitch afterwards.

The Real Madrid defender will miss Portugal’s game against United States but will be free to face Ghana.

Pepe has been fined £9,860 by FIFA which also handed Maxi Pereira of Uruguay a one-match ban.

Pereira was sent off for kicking Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell late in the Celeste’s¬†3-1 defeat.

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