FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has been suspended for two games by the Spanish Football Association RFEF after he was sent to the stands on Thursday in the league match against Cádiz CF (0-0) due to comments on the arbitration.

The 58-year-old Koeman received a red card from the referee in the final phase of the disappointing game.

The Dutchman said afterwards that he only pointed out to the arbitration that there were two balls in the field.

"In this country you are sent away for nothing," said an enraged Koeman.

"Everyone saw that those two balls were there, except the referee. That says enough. I only said it to the fourth official."

Koeman is under even greater pressure at FC Barcelona after the scoreless draw against low-flyer Cádiz.

Although several board members openly expressed their support for the club's former player, Spanish media have been speculating for days about the Dutchman's departure.

It is therefore not possible to say with certainty whether Koeman will return to the bench at FC Barcelona.

Because of the suspension, he will in any case miss the league games against Levante (Sunday) and Atlético Madrid (next Saturday).

Frenkie de Jong has been suspended for one game after his red card against Cádiz.

The Dutchman appealed his second yellow card, which he received for a tackle while playing the ball, but the Spanish Football Association rejected the appeal.

He also misses the competition match with Levante.

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