FIFA bans Mexico soccer coach for six games for insulting language

FIFA said on Friday it was suspending Mexico's soccer coach Juan Carlos Osorio for six games, saying he directed insulting words at match officials during a game against Portugal.


FIFA bans Mexico soccer coach for six games for insulting language

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA said on Friday it was suspending Mexico’s soccer coach Juan Carlos Osorio for six games, saying he directed insulting words at match officials during a game against Portugal.

FIFA said Osorio also displayed an aggressive attitude towards officials in the Confederations Cup third place play-off, which Mexico lost 2:1 on July 2.

In addition to the ban, which is effective immediately, Osorio was warned about his conduct and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,183.50), FIFA said.

 

(Reporting by John Revill; editing by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi)