The KNVB prosecutor for professional football suspended Feyenoord midfielder Orkun Kökçü on Monday for two games, one of which was conditional, as a result of his red card on Sunday in the game with Fortuna Sittard (1-3).
Feyenoord and Kökçü have accepted the settlement proposal, as a result of which the Rotterdammers have to do without him on Sunday in the home game with the ailing FC Utrecht.
Kökçü received a red card from referee Dennis Higler against Fortuna in the twelfth minute. He stood on the foot of opponent Roel Janssen, who cried out in pain, but could continue after an injury treatment.
Without Kökçü, Feyenoord cleverly turned a 1-0 deficit by a world goal by Marcos Senesi, who shot the ball from about 25 meters into the intersection, and two penalty kicks from Steven Berghuis.
Feyenoord therefore rose to third place at the expense of PSV, which drew 1-1 against FC Twente. The team of trainer Dick Advocaat is three points behind leader Ajax after nine rounds of play.
The match between Feyenoord and FC Utrecht starts on Sunday at 12.15 pm in De Kuip and is led by referee Bas Nijhuis. FC Utrecht is in disappointing ninth place, but still has a game credit.
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