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Ivanovic appeal dismissed

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Chelsea's Champions League qualification hopes have suffered a blow after defender Branislav Ivanovic was found guilty of violent conduct and handed a three-match ban.

The right-back was charged by the Football Association (FA) on Tuesday after being caught on video striking Wigan's Shaun Maloney in the midriff during the Blues' 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Ivanovic contested the charge, but the FA's panel deemed he was guilty at a hearing and he will now miss the club's next three games - including Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.

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Tottenham Hotspur
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