POSTED: Sunday November 15th 2009
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FIFA Disciplinary Committee imposes a two month ban on Maradona

The sanction, which was taken on the basis of article 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, applies from 15 November 2009 to 15 January 2010.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Marcel     Mathier, decided today 15 November in Zurich to impose a two month ban on     taking part in any football related activity and a 25,000 CHF fine on the     head coach of Argentina Diego Armando Maradona, in relation to the     disciplinary proceedings related to the incidents following the 2010 FIFA     World Cup qualifying match between Uruguay and Argentina played on 14     October 2009 in Montevideo.

   

The committee reached this decision following a     three hour meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The head     coach of Argentina was heard by the     committee during 40 minutes and apologised to FIFA and the world football     family. The committee took into consideration the apologies and the     sincere remorse shown by Maradona in its decision, which was communicated     to him at the end of the meeting.

   

The sanction, which was taken on the basis of     article 57 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, applies from 15 November 2009 to     15 January 2010. The committee stressed that any breach of this decision     or any repetition of a similar incident would mean that stronger sanctions     would have to be imposed in the future.

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