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The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has confirmed it will not appeal the decision to deny Milan striker Alessandro Nesta his fifth cap for the national team.

The FIGC issued a statement to La Gazzetta dello Sport stating that the decision is “not in accordance with the principles of fair play” and that it would appeal the verdict.

Nesta, who was substituted for the second half of the 2-0 victory over Napoli on Sunday, had been suspended for the last six matches of the campaign.

However, it has been suggested that the Milan forward could be allowed to return to the squad should the FIGC appeal the result.

Nestor’s ban is one of the longest ever imposed by the SerieA side, which has won two of the last three Serie A titles.

He joined the Rossoneri in the summer of 2012 and scored eight goals in 29 appearances, as well as three assists.

He was then named the Italian Footballer of the Year for the 2012-13 campaign.

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