Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Manchester City’s Balotelli Won’t Appeal Four-Match Suspension

Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli will begin serving a four-game suspension tonight after accepting a violent conduct charge, the Football Association said.

Balotelli appeared to strike Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker in the head with his foot during City’s 3-2 win in the Premier League three days ago. Balotelli, who had received a yellow card earlier in the game, wasn’t punished by referee Howard Webb and went on the score the winning goal with a penalty kick late in stoppage time.

The F.A. said on its website that Balotelli will not appeal the ban, which begins with tonight’s Carling Cup semifinal second leg at Liverpool, where City must overcome a 1-0 deficit from the opening game.

The Italian will also miss league matches against Everton, Fulham and Aston Villa, and would be available for the Carling Cup final on Feb. 26 should City advance.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.