Referee Roberto Rosetti of Italy, right, invited Australia's Harry Kewell, left, to leave the pitch after issuing a red card for handball in the goal crease. Kewell will sit out the team's final match of the opening round. ((Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press) )

FIFA says Australia's Harry Kewell will serve a one-match ban for being shown a red card for a hand ball against Ghana.

FIFA's disciplinary committee announced the suspension Sunday, ruling Kewell out of Australia's final Group D match against Serbia at Nelspruit on Wednesday.

Australia must win to have a chance of reaching the round of 16, when Kewell would be eligible again.

Kewell was sent off in the 24th minute after blocking a goal-bound shot with his upper arm.

Ghana scored on the penalty kick to level the match, which finished 1-1.