Dejan Lovren has been given a one-match ban by UEFA for feedback made on social media following Croatia’s Nations League win over Spain.
UEFA discovered him responsible of insulting behaviour and suspended him for Croatia’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan on March 21.
Lovren criticised Sergio Ramos within the build-up to the game in November, the Liverpool man was proven in an Instagram video calling the Spain squad “p******”, before importing an image of himself beating Ramos in an aerial duel in a separate put up.
Ramos had tried to defuse the feud in a pre-game information convention, insisting he had no real interest in responding to the preliminary criticism, however Lovren claimed Luis Enrique’s aspect lacked class in defeat.
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“We confirmed larger balls than them,” the 29-year-old instructed reporters after full-time.
“They have been impolite on the pitch, no honest play. We lost [the reverse fixture] 6-Zero however have been honest.
“Only [Alvaro] Morata congratulated us now. I’ve by no means skilled that and I’m glad as a result of they thought they have been larger than us and we proved them incorrect.”
Lovren was a mainstay on the coronary heart of the Croatia defence that reached the World Cup final in July and has largely impressed in Liverpool establishing a four-point lead on the prime of the Premier League.
The 29-year-old will miss Saturday’s journey to Brighton and Hove Albion, nevertheless, after sustaining a hamstring problem early in Monday’s FA Cup defeat at Wolves.