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UEFA announce they will no longer ban players from their European finals

UEFA have announced they will no longer ban players from their European finals.

UEFA say players will no longer miss the Champions League or Europa League final through suspension for the accumulation of yellow cards.

Players' booking will be wiped out after the quarter-final stages of European club competitions.

Famously, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane missed Manchester United 1999 Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

In a statement, UEFA said: "(Our) emergency panel decided that, as of this season, all yellow cards from the beginning of the group stage will expire on completion of the quarterfinals. Bookings will therefore not be carried forward to the semi-finals."

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