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Turkish football body bans Galatasaray star Mauro Icardi for a match

ANKARA: The Turkish Football Federation's (TFF) disciplinary body banned on Monday Galatasaray's Argentine star Mauro Icardi for a match for his inappropriate behavior during a game earlier in the month. The TFF in a statement said Icardi, 31, was banned from an official match for "his insult towards the fans of the opposing team" during a Turkish Super Lig competition between MKE Ankaragucu and Galatasaray on Feb. 18. He was also given a fine of 19,500 Turkish liras ($625). Galatasaray won that match 3-0 in Ankara, and Icardi was among the scorers. Icardi will miss Monday's Super Lig match against Bitexen Antalyaspor in Istanbul. The former Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain forward has scored 20 goals across all competitions this season for Galatasaray. Galatasaray are in a relentless Super Lig title race against archrivals Fenerbahce. Having a game in hand, Galatasaray have 69 points to be in the second spot of the league table. Fenerbahce have 70 points after they beat Kasimpasa 2-1 in a Saturday home match. Source: Anadolu Agency