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FIFA: No discipline for Spain`s Villa

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Update: 2010-06-22 20:40:03

JOHANNESBURG: FIFA will not take action against Spain striker David Villa after he raised his hand to the face of a Honduras player during the teams` World Cup match Monday.

FIFA spokesman Pekka Odriozola says its disciplinary committee found no grounds to open a case.

Villa appeared to push his hand across defender Emilio Izaguirre`s face late in the first half at Johannesburg`s Ellis Park, but went unpunished by Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura.

Villa scored twice in Spain`s 2-0 victory.

FIFA has made no decision to act against France coach Raymond Domenech for refusing to shake hands with South Africa`s Carlos Alberto Parreira after a loss to the World Cup hosts Tuesday. Domenech appeared to breach FIFA guidelines on fair play when he snubbed Parreira after South Africa`s 2-1 win at Bloemfontein, which eliminated both teams.

BDST: 1711hrs, June 23, 2010
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