Eintracht Frankfurt skipper Abraham banned for taking out Freiburg coach

David Abraham will not feature in the Bundesliga again until 2020 after being given a seven-week ban by German football federation DFB.

Eintracht Frankfurt defender David Abraham was sent off against Freiburg on Sunday.   -  Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham has been given a seven-week ban for "punching" Freiburg coach Christian Streich during Sunday's Bundesliga match, the German Football Federation (DFB) has confirmed.

Abraham sparked a melee during the closing stages of Frankfurt’s 1-0 defeat as he charged towards the touchline to retrieve the ball for a throw-in, only to floor Streich with an outstretched arm.

The 33-year-old defender was sent off and the DFB decreed he merited a harsher punishment for an act that left the 54-year-old Streich splayed on his back.

Abraham's suspension will run until December 29, meaning he will not be back in Bundesliga action until the season resumes in January following a mid-season break.

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He has featured throughout Eintracht's Europa League campaign, which resumes away to Arsenal on November 28.

Freiburg midfielder Vincenzo Grifo - who had been substituted during the second half - confronted the Argentine centre-back and was also sent off.

The DFB has banned Grifo for three matches "after he first hit the Frankfurt player David Abraham in the neck and then with his hand in the face".

Both men are permitted to lodge an appeal with the DFB sports court within the next 24 hours.

Eintracht is ninth in the Bundesliga and hosts Wolfsburg when it returns to action after the international break.

Freiburg, meanwhile, is flying high in fourth. It sits level on points with reigning champion Bayern Munich, which is in third place, and has a trip to Bayer Leverkusen next on the agenda.

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