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Juan Cala requests personal hearing

Cardiff's Juan Cala has requested a personal hearing with the Football Association after being hit with a misconduct charge, the Premier League club announced on their official Twitter account.

Cala has been charged in relation to an alleged incident in or around the tunnel area following Cardiff's 4-0 defeat against Sunderland last Sunday.

Spanish defender Cala had earlier been sent off by referee Phil Dowd for a professional foul on Sunderland striker Conor Wickham.

Juan Cala has requested a personal hearing with the FA in relation to his FA misconduct charge, the date to be confirmed.

– Cardiff City statement

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Solskjaer up for Sunderland clash

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he cannot wait for Sunday's noon showdown with fellow Barclays Premier League relegation candidates Sunderland.

If you look at the league table, it's just as big for both of us.

It is still so tight down at the bottom that a win will be hugely needed for both us, while a draw is probably no good for either of us.

I wouldn't be in football if I was nervous. You have to look forward to games. I used to do that as a player, and I do that now. The waiting time is the worst.

At the moment, it is just about the Sunderland game. We go into it focused, and we have prepared really well. I can't wait.

– Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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