Real Madrid lose appeals for Ramos, Casemiro, Carvajal

Real Madrid will be without captain Sergio Ramos, Casemiro and Dani Carvajal, when they host Sevilla in a La Liga game on Saturday, after appeals against their suspensions were rejected by disciplinary authorities on Tuesday.

The verdicts came at a meeting of the Royal Spanish Football Federation’s appeals committee, which was brought forward 24 hours as Wednesday is a public holiday in Spain.

All three players picked up cards during Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

Ramos extended his club record to 24 red cards, also setting a new La Liga mark of 19 sendings off, while Casemiro was shown his fifth yellow card of the current campaign.

Carvajal triggered his automatic one-match ban for accumulation, when he was booked for a tackle on Inigo Cordoba.

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