FIFA bans Maradona from football for 2 months

Updated: 16 November 2009 16:25 IST

FIFA has banned Argentina coach Diego Maradona from all football activities for two months for his expletive-filled rants aimed at journalists after his team qu

FIFA bans Maradona from football for 2 months
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Zurich:

FIFA has banned Argentina coach Diego Maradona from all football activities for two months for his expletive-filled rants aimed at journalists after his team qualified for the World Cup.

FIFA's disciplinary panel heard Maradona give evidence during a three-hour hearing on Monday before excluding him from football until January 15.

The 49-year-old coach will miss Argentina's friendly match against the Czech Republic scheduled December 16. He also was fined 25,000 Swiss francs ($24,250; euro16,500).

FIFA said Maradona apologised to the world football family and showed "sincere remorse."

The 1986 World Cup-winning captain launched his profane tirade at media critics after Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 in its final qualifier last month.

Topics : Football
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