Brazil chief media officer banned for three matches

Brazil's chief media officer Rodrigo Paiva is suspended for three matches for hitting a Chile player.

Brazil's chief media officer Rodrigo Paiva has been banned for three games for hitting a Chile player.

Paiva, who has also been fined £6,500, struck Mauricio Pinilla during a half-time scuffle in last weekend's second-round encounter between the teams.

FIFA confirmed that the first match of his suspension was served on Friday when the Brazilians defeated Colombia in the quarter-finals.

Brazil return to action on Tuesday when they face Germany in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Chile's forward Mauricio Pinilla reacts after missing a shot on goal during extra-time of the Round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 28, 2014
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