Luis Figo has been told he can play in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against England after Fifa ruled out further action for a headbutt on Holland’s Mark van Bommel.
The Portuguese skipper was booked for the incident, and as a result Fifa will not intervene.
Fifa communications director Markus Siegler said: “He was sanctioned immediately by the referee at the time.
“The referee’s report is being analysed but it is very unlikely anything will happen as he has been sanctioned.”
Van Bommel said: “Figo headbutted me and that is not a yellow card. I blame the referee, it was a clear red card.”
But Siegler said: “It is only where there is a clear disciplinary issue, which has not been acted upon by the referee, that the disciplinary committee can look at it.”
Portugal are already without influential midfielders Deco and Costinha, who were two of four players sent off in a controversial 1-0 win over Holland in Stuttgart.
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari defended Figo.
He said: “Jesus said we should turn the other cheek, unfortunately, Figo is not Jesus Christ.”