China is a country with strict disciplinary standards and their football association is not any different at least going by the heavy punishment they have slammed on a former Chelsea star, Oscar who recently instigated a brawl.

The former Chelsea midfielder has been handed an eight-match ban by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) for sparking a brawl that engulfed his Shanghai SIPG side's 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Oscar was involved in a melee in the latter stages of the first half in Guangzhou, kicking a ball violently against two opposition players, resulting in a fight on the pitch between both teams.

The 25-year-old will now be ineligible to play in the Chinese Super League until August 13, whilst also receiving a £4625 fine from Chinese football's governing body.

'Oscar's immoral foul, which sparked a massive bust-up on the pitch, has had a huge negative impact on China's professional football leagues,' read a statement of CFA.

'The CFA always attaches great importance to the issue of discipline, taking great pains to root out the violent fouls and other unsportsmanlike behaviour.

'Hopefully disciplinary offences would be severely punished by all clubs and efforts shall be made to maintain the order of the games and protect the development of football.'