Friday, August 28, 2009

UEFA charge Eduardo for dive

Eduardo Da Silva faces a suspension after UEFA charged the Arsenal striker with 'deceiving the referee' during the Gunners' Champions League victory against Celtic on Wednesday.

Gordon Smith, the chief executive of the Scottish FA, had said on Thursday that the Croatia international should be banned, a stance that UEFA president Michel Platini echoed.

The Gunners won the second leg of their knockout tie 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium to wrap up a 5-1 aggregate success, but several Celtic players were unhappy when Eduardo won and converted a 28th-minute penalty to open the scoring after an incident involving Artur Boruc.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reacted furiously to the news that UEFA have charged striker Eduardo with 'deceiving the referee' during the Champions League victory over Celtic in midweek.

However, Wenger is angry that his player now appears to have been labelled as a 'diver'.