CAS to weigh in on Malouda ban in February

Florent Malouda

Florent Malouda will hear whether his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a two-match ban for his appearance in the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year with French Guiana next month.

Malouda was fined US$3,500 fine as well as the two-match ban.

According to FIFA rules, though Malouda has 80 appearances for France, he can still turn out for French Guiana because the team is not a full member nation of the sport’s governing body.

That status comes because French Guiana is a considered an overseas department of France, rather than a full country.

Malouda was sanctioned by FIFA subsidiary, CONCACAF after Malouda played in a 0-0 draw against Honduras in July.

CONCACAF also awarded Honduras a 3-0 win, fining the French Guiana federation for Malouda’s inclusion.

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