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Ex-Parma, Palermo midfielder Bresciano will appeal FIFA ban

Australian international Mark Bresciano will appeal the four-month ban handed down to him by FIFA according to agent Iemsagam Abdallah.

The Al-Gharafa midfielder has been sanctioned because world football's governing body felt his transfer from Al Nasr in August 2012 breached the rules relating to compensation.

Bresciano's four-month ban is likely to put his World Cup aspirations in major doubt and according to Abdallah, the former Parma, Palermi and Lazio man is doing all he can to fight the charges against him.

"It's my view that Mark will ask for the ban to be lifted with an appeal through Court of Arbitration in Sport," said Dubai-based Abdallah who helped broker the deal.

"The verdict came as a huge surprise to him and also to me and the fact is this is a dispute over compensation, which he has sought to resolve from the very start.

"He has done nothing wrong. He had a buyout clause in his contract with Al Nasr which he activated and numerous offers have been made to them to compensate them for that and they have refused at accept any of them."

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