ONDREJ Kudela has lost an appeal against his 10-match ban for racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara.

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The charge means Kudela will be unable to represent the Czech Republic in the upcoming European Championships.

The 34-year-old was found guilty of calling Kamara “a f****** monkey” in Rangers’ second-leg last 16 tie with Slavia Prague in the Europa League by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body.

Kudlea subsequently appealed the ruling that found him guilty of using a racist slur and maintained that he had only used offensive language towards the Finnish midfielder. 

In the immediate aftermath of the match, Slavia Prauge claimed that Kudela, who made a direct line to whisper the remark in Kamara’s ear, had called the Rangers player “a f****** guy”. 

Kudela’s legal team had contested there was insufficient "compelling evidence" to prove what had been said, but UEFA have confirmed their original decision which was take on April 14. 

The Czech Republic face Scotland in their EURO 2020 tournament opener at Hampden park on June 14.

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In a statement, UEFA said: "The appeal lodged by Mr. Ondrej Kudela has been dismissed. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s (CEDB) decision of 14 April 2021 is confirmed.

"The CEDB had decided to suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Mr. Ondrej Kudela, for the next ten (10) UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behaviour."