John Terry’s European ban reduced on appeal by Uefa
John Terry will be able to play in Chelsea's first Champions League group stage game this season after ban is reduced
John Terry will be available for selection for Chelsea’s first Champions League group game this season after his ban was reduced by one game by Uefa following a successful appeal.
The centre-half was forced to miss the Champions League final after he was hit with an automatic three-game suspension for the straight red card he received during the 2-2 draw at Barcelona in the semi-finals last season.
But Uefa has deferred the third game of his ban for a probationary period of three years following his appeal, meaning he will miss Chelsea’s European Super Cup match against Atletico Madrid in Monaco later this month but will be able to play in their first group stage game.
A Uefa statement read: “Chelsea FC’s John Terry has had his three-match suspension reduced on appeal.
“Although the central defender is still suspended for three Uefa club competition matches, the third game of the ban has now been deferred for a probationary period of three years.
“The Uefa Appeals Body decided to partially uphold Terry’s appeal against the three-match suspension handed down to him by the Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.”