A FIFA statement said that the 31-year-old Real Madrid defender, who was red-carded for the incident, had been fined 15,000 Swiss francs (12,300 euros). (JPN/Agencies)
Pepe's arm caught Mueller during Monday's Group H match and the German fell to the ground grimacing. Pepe infuriated at what he considered Mueller's playacting then pushed his head onto the German's forehead and got an immediate red card.
Germany, already leading 2-0, went on to win 4-0. Uruguay's Maxi Pereira, already banned for his red card against Costa Rica in their Group D game on Saturday was fined 10,000 Swiss francs (8,200 euros).
Pereira kicked Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell towards the end of the game and now misses his country's crucial game against England on Thursday.
Meireles gesture was not insulting: Portugal
Portugal have denied midfielder Raul Meireles was making an insulting gesture toward the referee after team mate Pepe was sent off against Germany on Monday, saying he was simply passing on tactical instructions from coach Paulo Bento.
Photographs posted on Twitter showed Meireles gesturing with his fingers behind Serbian referee Milorad Mazic's back during the first half of Germany's 4-0 Group G win.
"The Portuguese football federation (FPF) reiterates that there was no gesture directed to the match referee and regrets the speculation which would seriously damage the interests of the player and the national team," they said a statement.
"The FPF clarifies that the gesture, which has been misinterpreted, was directed at team mate Bruno Alves and merely indicated instructions from coach Paulo Bento,” the statement stated,
"Raul Meireles was just explaining that he would drop back to the position of central defender, playing on the right of the defence."
The incident occurred after Portugal defender Pepe was shown the red card in the first half of Monday's game.
Pepe leaned into Germany striker Thomas Mueller with his head, making contact and applying pressure in a needless altercation that could bring him a stiff punishment.
A FIFA statement said that the 31-year-old Real Madrid defender, who was red-carded for the incident, had been fined 15,000 Swiss francs (12,300 euros).