4/12/2012 3:20:11 PM
Ivanovic was charged for punching Wigan forward Shaun Maloney on Saturday in
an English Premier League match. Ivanovic ran up behind Maloney and struck him
in the back, but it was not seen by officials.
The 28-year-old Serbia international challenged the charges, but his appeal
was denied by a regulatory commission. He will start the ban immediately, and
will miss Sunday's FA Cup semifinal against Tottenham.