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Neither Rafael Marquez nor Carlos Salcido will play against Costa Rica on March 28 due to suspension.

Rafael Marquez will not play against Costa Rica on March 28, Mexico's next World Cup qualifier, and may have to sit out a bit longer as well.

FIFA's Disciplinary Committee has opened an investigation against Marquez and his red card against the United States. Marquez might be forced to miss Mexico's subsequent qualifier, an April 1 date at Honduras.

Carlos Salcido, meanwhile, will also sit out the match against Costa Rica for his yellow card against the United States. Salcido picked up a yellow card for a hard challenge on Jozy Altidore in the waning minutes of the match, moments before Michael Bradley scored his second goal in the United States' 2-0 victory over Mexico on Wednesday.

On the play, Altidore had picked up the ball on a U.S. counterattack. Salcido slid from behind and knocked Altidore down, but the American forward was able to get the ball off to Landon Donovan. Referee Carlos Batres gave the U.S. the advantage and amidst the celebration of the Americans' goal Batres booked Salcido.

Marquez's card, meanwhile, was far more blatant and grabbed much more attention. As a ball sailed high in the penalty area, U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard leapt in the air to try and secure the ball as Marquez jumped for it as well. Marquez, though, turned and kicked Howard in the legs as the American 'keeper plucked the ball from the air.

Batres immediately whistled a foul and sent Marquez off with a red card. Mexico's captain has a history of red cards, having been sent off in the 2002 World Cup and the 2005 Confederations Cup.

Goal.com

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