The midfielder will be banned for the opening three Premier League games next term after an altercation with Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye the final day of the seasonEverton have confirmed their appeal against Tim Cahill's red card in the club's 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on Sunday has been rejected.
Cahill, who will serve a three-game ban at the start of next season, was dismissed after he grabbed the throat of Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye after the final whistle in Everton's final match of the Premier League season.
The Frenchman received a caution for his involvement and has apologised for the incident at Goodison Park, in which he pushed a ball-boy after not receving the ball as quickly as he wanted.
"I would like to apologise for the cross words I exchanged with Tim Cahill which resulted in his red card and my booking on the final whistle,” said Cabaye.
"It was unnecessary and, regrettably, the result of frustration and disappointment, all in the heat of the moment. It is out of character and for that I am sorry."