Czech Republic captain Pavel Nedved will not have the booking he received against Denmark rescinded, UEFA have confirmed.
The Czechs asked UEFA to review the Nedved booking in which it app[eared as thpough his opponent, Denmark’s Jesper Gronkjaer dived to earn the free-kick.
The referee issued a yellow card to Nedved, which means that he is just one booking away from a suspension.
UEFA spokesman Robert Faulkner said on Tuesday: “There was no official protest from the Czechs but they did ask us to look at the incident again.
“However, under Article 44 of the disciplinary code, yellow cards can only be rescinded in the case of mistaken identity by the referee and this does not apply in this case.”
Nedved, the European Footballer of the Year, missed the 2003 Champions League final between his team Juventus and Milan after he picked up a second yellow card in the semi-final win over Real Madrid.