International Soccer - Italy

Roma's De Rossi handed three-match ban

Rome, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has been handed a three-match suspension after he delivered a punch to Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi.

Television cameras caught De Rossi delivering the blow, which was missed by match referee Mauro Bergonzi, in the first half of Roma's scoreless draw at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

De Rossi, 30, will now miss upcoming matches against Napoli, Udinese and Chievo.

"The television replays show that the Roma player aggressively pushed (the) opposition player's head," a statement read. "Then, in quick succession, he punched Icardi with the same hand from behind. The resolution is to sanction the player with a three-match ban."

03/03 16:48:37 ET