Lyon midfielder suspended for 10 days

LYON - Olympique Lyon midfielder Fabio Santos of Brazil was suspended for 10 days after protesting about being replaced in a Ligue 1 game last weekend, coach Claude Puel said on Wednesday.

"Fabio Santos will not be at our training camp (in Evian) this week," Puel told a news conference ahead of Lyon's home game against Nantes next Tuesday. "He has been handed a 10-day suspension by the club."

Seven times champions Lyon are third in Ligue 1, seven points behind leaders Olympique Marseille with four games left.