DENMARK’s striker Nicklas Bendtner has been banned for one match and was in addition hit with a 100,000 euros (£80,000) fine by Uefa for his goal celebration against Portugal.
He lowered his shorts to reveal the logo of a betting company on his underpants after scoring the second of his two goals in their 3-2 defeat to Poland.
“This suspension applies to the next 2014 Fifa World Cup match for which Bendtner is eligible,” said Uefa. Bendtner has three days in which to appeal.
Denmark plays the Czech Republic in their first World Cup qualfying game in September.
After their game against Portugal on June 13, the Arsenal striker said: “It is just a pair of lucky boxer shorts that I used in the first game as well and have used before the tournament.
“I didn’t know I was breaking any rules, but I am aware of that now.” Said Bendtner.- BBC sport