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Blatter threat for Birmingham's Taylor

FIFA are to examine Martin Taylor's infamous foul on Eduardo to see whether the Birmingham defender's three-match ban should be extended, it can be revealed.

The world governing body are to call for the Football Association to send them the disciplinary file on the incident involving Taylor, which left the Arsenal striker with a badly-broken leg.

Taylor has insisted the tackle was clumsy rather than malicious, and that has been accepted by Arsenal.

But FIFA president Sepp Blatter said his organisation have the right to ask for such files to ensure that appropriate sanctions have been issued.

Blatter, speaking in Gleneagles following a meeting of the International FA Board, said: "We will ask for the file.

"We have now the right to ask national associations to give us the file - and if we, the authorities, feel it [the suspension] is not enough then we will come back on that."

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