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Pepe suspended for role in brawl at end of Portuguese game


PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Porto defender Pepe has been suspended for two matches after being accused of kicking an official from another team during a brawl in the Portuguese league last week. The veteran Portugal international was red carded for allegedly kicking a Sporting Lisbon club director during the altercation at the end of the 2-2 draw between the teams on Friday. Sporting midfielder Bruno Tabata also was suspended two matches after being accused of pushing a Porto club official during the brawl. The suspensions for both players could be extended to up to two years after their cases are fully analyzed.

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