Football : Italy : Serie A injured & suspended list (with statisti
Roma have lodged an immediate appeal against a two-game ban handed to midfielder Kevin Strootman based on television evidence. The Serie A disciplinary commission announced that Strootman, 26, had been banned for "obvious simulation" as he fell to the ground after being confronted by Lazio's Danilo Cataldi on Sunday. Cataldi has been banned for one game for the red card he was then shown by a referee and has confirmed that he did impede Strootman. The suspension rules Strootman out of Roma's key upcoming Serie A fixtures with Milan and Juventus, but his club are refusing to accept the ban.