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Eto'o handed ban for head-butt

Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o was seen head-butting Chievo's Bostjan Cesar by television cameras.
Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o was seen head-butting Chievo's Bostjan Cesar by television cameras.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Samuel Eto'o banned for three games for head-butt on Chievo's Bostjan Cesar
  • Cameroon international also fined €30,000 ($40,000)
  • Striker is available for Wednesday's Champions League tie with FC Twente
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(CNN) -- Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has received a three-match ban for head-butting Chievo's Bostjan Cesar in the chest at last Sunday's Serie A game.

Eto'o, who scored as Inter went down 2-1 to Chievo, escaped punishment during the game as the incident, which happened in the 38th minute, was not seen by match officials.

The Italian Football Federation decided to issue Eto'o with a ban after reviewing video evidence.

In issuing the ban, they described the head-butt as "premeditated" and constituted "violent conduct."

The Cameroon international was also fined €30,000 ($40,000), but is available for Inter's Champions League fixture with FC Twente on Wednesday.

Inter say they intend to appeal the ban.