August 12, 2015 / 6:28 AM / 2 years ago

Soccer-Courtois to miss Man City game after losing red card appeal

Aug 12 (Reuters) - Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will miss the champions’ visit to Manchester City on Sunday after an appeal against a red card for the Belgian international was rejected by the Football Association.

Courtois was sent off for denying a goal scoring opportunity in the 52nd minute of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

An independent regulatory commission rejected Chelsea’s appeal against the red card and upheld a one-match suspension, the FA said.

The ruling will give back-up keeper Asmir Begovic, signed from Stoke City earlier this summer as a replacement for Petr Cech, the chance to make his first Premier League start for Chelsea. (Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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