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Schweinsteiger slapped with three-match ban by FA

German soccer player Bastian Schweinsteiger holds the World Cup trophy on a stage during celebrations to mark the team's 2014 Brazil World Cup victory, at a 'fan mile' public viewing zone in Berlin July 15, 2014. Germany's victorious soccer team led by coach Joachim Loew returned home on Tuesday after winning the 2014 Brazil World Cup. A triumphant Germany team landed in Berlin on Tuesday to a hero's welcome, greeted by hundreds of thousands of jubilant Germans waving flags and wearing the national colours, revelling in the nation's fourth World Cup victory on Sunday in Brazil. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) - RTR3YQA0

Johannesburg: Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been handed a three-match ban by the Football Association after being found guilty of violent conduct against West Ham United’s Winston Reid during their last Premier League clash.

The German captain was caught elbowing Reid as they jostled for position in the build-up to a first-half free-kick during their 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The FA stated that Schweinsteiger would serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he accepted an FA charge for violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, Sport24 reported.

As a result of the ban, the German will miss the upcoming Premier League games against Bournemouth, Norwich City and Stoke City. (ANI)