by GIANFRANCO PANIZO
A four-game suspension from European matches has been given to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba by UEFA for the verbal assault he launched at referee Tom Henning Ovrebo.
Drogba's verbal assault came in the aftermath of Chelsea's 1-1 draw to Barcelona in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League, a result that eliminated Chelsea from the tournament.
Drogba was not the only Chelsea player penalized. Defender Jose Bosingwa was banned for three matches for his conduct towards Ovrebo. Chelsea has three days to request an appeal.
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Gattuso told the Daily Mirror: "Chelsea are a big, big team but working with Ancelotti is a good feeling. We have worked together for eight years and he is for me a second father. He is a great person, and a great manager."
"I don't know what will happen. I have been at AC Milan a long time and it's not easy to go away, but we'll have to see," added the 31-year-old.
Gattuso, currently on international duty, played 57 minutes in Italy's Confederations Cup opener, a 3-1 victory over the United States.
Villa makes decision on next season
Spain striker David Villa has decided on where he will play his club soccer next season but remained tight-lipped as to where.
On Wednesday, Villa, who is being pursued by some of the top clubs in Europe, said he had made his choice and that his representatives are aware of his decision.
Villa scored his 30th international goal for Spain on Wednesday, a game-winning strike in Spain's 1-0 victory over Iraq.
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