Sporting Lisbon's Argentine midfielder Emiliano Insúa who plays for was suspended two games for spitting on Brazilian player Río Ave Lionn in a game in the Portuguese Cup on December 29.
The Portuguese Football Federation's (FPF) disciplinary counsel also fined Insua 714 euros for the incident which wasn't observed by the match referee but was caught on video of the match.
Insúa, who turns 24 next week, spat at Lionn, after the two players tangled in pursuit of the ball eight minutes from end of the game in which Sporting lost 3-0.
As a result, Insua will miss Sporting games against Paços de Ferreira in the league and a Cup game next Wednesday.
The suspension adds to Sporting's woes this year as they have been eliminated in the Europa League and the cup and are in 10th place in the league , 20 points behind leader Benfica.