Pepe faces possible three-game ban after red card

Salvador: Portugal defender Pepe faces the possibility of a three-match ban for violent conduct after being sent off in the first half of Monday`s World Cup Group G game against Germany. 

Pepe lent into Germany striker Thomas Mueller with his head, making contact and applying pressure in a needless altercation that could bring him a stiff punishment. 

The Brazil-born center back had caught Mueller in the face in an innocuous-looking challenge but took umbrage as Mueller went down, returning to the forward and thrusting his forehead against the German`s.

Serbian referee Milorad Mazic had no hesitation in dismissing Pepe in the 37th minute. 

A red card brings a mandatory one-game ban at the World Cup but that is usually extended in the case of a sending-off for violent play.

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