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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 July 2006, 14:31 GMT 15:31 UK
Argentine pair banned over brawl
Leandro Cufre
Cufre was an unused substitute against Germany
Fifa has banned two Argentina players for their part in the brawl following their quarter-final defeat by Germany on penalties.

Substitute Leandro Cufre was given a four-match ban and fined 4,800 for kicking Germany defender Per Mertesacker in the groin.

Maxi Rodriguez was banned for two games and fined 2,400 for throwing punches.

Germany's Torsten Frings was banned for the semi-final defeat to Italy due to his involvement in the same incident.



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