Football: Ibrahimovic banned for three games, will miss FA Cup quarter-final tie

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts at Old Trafford on March 4, 2017.
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts at Old Trafford on March 4, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

London (AFP) - Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea after accepting a charge of violent conduct and an immediate three-match ban, England's Football Association (FA) said on Tuesday.

Both Ibrahimovic and Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings were charged on Monday following two incidents in Saturday's ill-tempered 1-1 Premier League draw.

Mings appeared to deliberately stamp on Ibrahimovic's head as he jumped over him late in the first half at Old Trafford and the Swedish striker seemed to retaliate moments later by elbowing the defender in the head.

Bournemouth are contesting the charge against Mings.