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Swiss state fines Sandro Wieser 10,000 francs for horror tackle

Gilles Yapi-Yapo suffered his injuries in a challenge by his former teammate.

LENZBURG, Switzerland -- State prosecutors have fined football player Sandro Wieser 10,000 Swiss francs (€9,630) for injuring an opponent in a Super League match.

The public prosecution office in Lenzburg-Aarau canton ruled Wieser's tackle on Ivory Coast international Gilles Yapi-Yapo was negligent and an assault.

Yapi and his club Zurich filed a criminal complaint after the potentially career-ending incident in a match at Aarau last November.

Yapi, now 33, suffered extensive damage to his right knee inflicted by Wieser's studs-up challenge.

Wieser, a 22-year-old Liechtenstein international, later apologised and was suspended for six matches by the Swiss league.

Lenzburg-Aarau prosecutors say Wieser can appeal the sentence.

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