Soccer-Scotland's Porteous banned for two games


Soccer Football - Euro 2024 - Group A - Germany v Scotland - Munich Football Arena, Munich, Germany - June 14, 2024 Scotland's Ryan Porteous leaves the pitch after being shown a red card REUTERS/Leonhard Simon

(Reuters) - UEFA has banned Scotland defender Ryan Porteous for two games for "serious rough play" for his studs-up tackle on Ilkay Gundogan during the Scots' 5-1 thrashing by Germany in the Euro 2024 opening match on Friday.

Germany were leading 2-0 when Porteous was shown a red card on the stroke of halftime after lunging in with a two-footed challenge on Gundogan inside the box.

Kai Havertz converted the resulting penalty.

Porteous will sit out Scotland's games against Switzerland on Wednesday and Hungary on Sunday.

Scotland are hoping to get past the group stage in a major finals for the first time.

(Reporting by Lori Ewing, editing by Ed Osmond)

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