Germany Under-21 striker Aaron Hunt has been banned for two matches for gross unsporting conduct after he was was fund guilty of racially abusing England players in last month’s play-off clash.
England duo Anton Ferdinand and Micah Richards both claimed that they were subjected to racial abuse during England’s 2-0 win in October.
Hunt denied the accusations, but Uefa have found him guilty of gross unsporting conduct and suspended him for two matches.
A statement on Uefa official website read: “The German Under-21 player Aaron Hunt has been suspended for two national-team matches, for gross unsporting conduct towards an opposing player during the Uefa European Under-21 second leg play-off match on October 10, between Germany and England.”
FA director of communications Adrian Bevington was pleased with the verdict.
“We take the issue of racism very seriously and we welcome the fact that Uefa have decided to take action on this case,” said Bevington.