Cufre, Rodriguez suspended, Rooney penalised
Berlin, July 8 (DPA) FIFA Saturday imposed match bans on Argentine players Leandro Cufre and Maxi Rodriguez for their involvement in the brawl at the end of the quarter-final match against Germany.
Cufre received a four-match suspension for kicking German defender Per Mertesacker and was also fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($8,170).
Rodriguez was banned for two matches for striking German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($4085).
German defender Torsten Frings was earlier suspended for one game by FIFA for his role in the June 30 melee, which erupted after Germany defeated Argentina on penalties to reach the semi-finals.
England's Wayne Rooney was given a two-match ban and 5,000-franc fine for stamping on an opponent during his country's quarter-final loss to Portugal July 1.