DOHA (Kyodo) Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima will be banned at least one game at the Asian Cup after the Japan Football Association botched the appeals process.

The Asian Football Confederation announced on Friday that Kawashima, who was given a straight red card in the 72nd minute of Japan’s 2-1 victory over Syria a night earlier, will face a disciplinary hearing in the coming days when he could be sentenced to a longer suspension.

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