The Football Association have confirmed that Eden Hazard will not receive further punishment for his sending off against Swansea in the League Cup and will serve a three-game ban.
The Belgian midfielder received a red card as he appeared to kick ball boy Charlie Morgan at the Liberty Stadium in their semi-final tie.
And the FA charged him with violent conduct admitting they could extend his suspension on the grounds of violent conduct, but they have decided to keep his suspension as it was.
A statement read: “Following a hearing earlier today [Thursday 31 January 2013], an independent regulatory commission was of the opinion the existing three-match sanction for this offence was sufficient.
“Hazard was charged by The FA following his side’s League Cup semi-final at Swansea City on 23 January 2013.
“The FA alleged that Hazard’s behaviour in relation to a Swansea City ball boy, for which the player was dismissed in the 78th minute, constituted violent conduct whereby the standard punishment that would otherwise apply was clearly insufficient.
“The player denied the charge and the matter was dealt with at a non-personal hearing.
“The FA will be reminding all clubs of their responsibilities in ensuring ball boys and other personnel around the pitch act in an appropriate manner at all times and The FA will be liaising with competitions accordingly.”