English champions Chelsea striker Diego Costa was suspended for one game and fined 20,000 pounds ($28,610) “in relation to his behaviour after he was shown a second yellow card” in the Football Association (FA) Cup tie against Everton last month.
The Spaniard was sent off following a clash with Gareth Barry, but denied biting the Everton midfielder. The suspension will follow immediately.
“Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Thursday (31 March 2016), Chelsea’s Diego Costa has been given a one-match suspension, fined 20,000 pounds and warned as to his future conduct,” an FA statement said on Friday.
“The forward admitted a charge of improper conduct in relation to his behaviour after he was shown a second yellow card in The FA Cup Sixth Round tie on 12 March 2016 at Goodison Park.”