Coach of Mexico Juan Carlos Osorio gets six-match ban

Mexico’s coach Juan Carlos Osorio has been suspended for six weeks by FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee.

He was found guilty of breaching article 49.1A of FIFA’s Disciplinary Code during the third-place play-off match, between Mexico and Portugal, at the recent Confederations Cup.

The charge arose following his behaviour during the match, in Moscow, on July 2, and a statement from FIFA reads: “Mr Osorio used insulting words towards the match officials while displaying an aggressive attitude towards them.

“After taking into account all circumstances of the case, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided that Mr Osorio is regarded as having breached article 49.1A of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

“As a result, and given the gravity of the incident, Mr Osorio is to be suspended for six official matches and has also been sanctioned with a warning and a fine of CHF 5,000.”

FIFA’s decision comes into force immediately and the sanction will start when Mexico open their campaign in the CONCACAF Gold Cup against El Salvador on July 9.

In last Sunday’s game between Mexico and Portugal, the latter won 2-1 thanks to an extra-time penalty, having earlier trailed going into the final minute of normal time.

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