The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today the determination of the Concacaf Appeals Committee in the case of player Jair Pereira of CD Guadalajara (MEX).

The Appeals Committee reviewed the basis of the appeal submitted by the club on Monday, April 9, and determined, per the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Regulations and the FIFA Disciplinary Code which govern the competition, that the Committee does not have the jurisdiction to review the case.

On April 6, the Concacaf Disciplinary Committee suspended Pereira for two (2) matches, for an infraction that occurred during last week’s Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League semifinal match versus the New York Red Bulls.

The Appeals Committee arrived at its determination in consideration of Article VII paragraph A.7 of the competition regulations, and Article 118, Paragraph c,) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code which states:

An appeal may be lodged with the Appeal Committee against any decision passed by the Disciplinary Committee, unless the disciplinary measure pronounced is: c) a suspension for fewer than three matches or of up to two months.

The first game of the suspension must be served in tonight’s semifinal return leg. The second match of the suspension will apply to Pereira’s subsequent match in any Concacaf club championship.