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Chelsea defender Rajkovic earns FIFA reprieve

Chelsea's Serbian defender Slobodan Rajkovic, currently on loan at Eredivisie side FC Twente, has had his 12-month FIFA suspension reduced. The 19-year-old was handed the penalty in September for allegedly spitting at match official Abdullah Al Hilali during the Beijing Olympics football tournament.

After Rajkovic appealed, Fifa have now decided he is free to resume domestic duties with immediate effect, but have partially upheld his sentence by barring him from international competition at any level.

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