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    Joel Obi receives first Red Card of his career

    SoccerNet Nigeria
    Torino coach Giampiero Ventura will not call - up Joel Obi for his side’s next Serie A fixture against Jerry Mbakogu’s Carpi next weekend after the Nigeria international was sent off in the 2 - 1 win over Palermo on Sunday.

    The midfielder was shown a straight red card one minute from time by referee Maurizio Mariani for a hard tackle on Franco Vasquez.

    And that was the first time in Joel Obi’s professional career that he received a red card, having played 60 games in the Italian top flight for Inter Milan, Parma and Torino.

    However, the 24 - year - old has been yellow - carded 7 times , four of them coming in the 2011 - 12 season while defending the colours of Inter Milan.

    In Europe, the Super Eagles midfielder has been cautioned twice in 14 games.
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