Related

Article

Zouma hit with 10-game suspension

7 November 2013 23:03

Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma has received a 10-match ban after breaking the leg of Sochaux's Thomas Guerbert.

Midfielder Guerbert was left with a fractured tibia and fibula in his right leg, together with a dislocated ankle, following a rash challenge from Zouma in Saturday's Ligue 1 match at Stade Auguste-Bonal.

Zouma was sent off, but now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the Professional Football League (LFP) opted to dole out an extended suspension as part of their 'zero-tolerance' approach to tackles that cause players to sustain serious injuries.

Nice's Valentin Eysseric was given an 11-match ban last season for a leg-breaking challenge on Saint-Etienne's Jeremy Clement.

Zouma's ban will be served across all domestic competitions and means he will not play again until 2014.

The news comes as a significant blow to Saint-Etienne, as the France Under-21 international had featured in all but one of their 12 league games to date.

Sponsored links

Wednesday 18 October

15:01
14:32
13:57
13:03
12:15
11:31
10:50
10:00
09:30
08:57
06:18
05:31
04:33
03:33
01:57
01:55
01:23
00:36
00:30
00:28
00:23
00:19
00:17
00:04

Tuesday 17 October

23:48
23:46
23:41
23:33
23:31
23:20
23:03
23:03
22:52
22:48
22:48
22:46
22:41
22:38
22:36
22:19
20:26
19:41
19:35
19:22
19:03
18:32
18:30
17:53
17:30
17:22
17:15
16:45
16:43
16:38
16:38
16:29
16:08
15:47
15:39
15:12
14:31
14:17
13:38
12:54
12:50
12:03
11:34
11:06
10:45
09:57
09:14
06:58
04:18
03:10
02:36
00:20
00:04

Monday 16 October

22:55
22:41
21:13
19:24
19:12
18:49
18:44
18:17
17:28
17:11
16:46
16:22
15:18
15:16
14:43
14:20
13:05
12:13
11:01
10:21
09:44
05:50
04:52
04:47
04:24
02:06
01:26
00:58
00:52
00:39
00:06

Ligue 2 table

# Team MP D P
13 11 -6 15
14 11 -5 14
15 11 -9 14
16 11 +1 13
17 11 -9 12

Facebook