Outcome of independent Match Review Panel

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) has convened to consider an incident from week 1 of the Hyundai A-League 2010 Finals Series

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) - consisting of Barry Such (Chair), Simon Micallef and Alan Davidson - convened to consider the following incident from week 1 of the Hyundai A-League 2010 Finals Series:

- The incident involving Nik Mrdja (Melbourne Victory) in or around the 74th minute of Melbourne Victory's match against Sydney FC on Thursday night. The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as the player was issued with a direct red card. In reviewing the incident, the MRP found that Nik Mrdja committed the offence of "Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball)" against Shannon Cole and proposed a sanction of two (2) matches. This is the minimum sanction for such an offence. The player has until 12:00 noon (AEDT) tomorrow to accept the proposed sanction or refer the matter to a hearing by the FFA Disciplinary Committee.