Home > Sport > Fisu bans players,official for brawls

  • Print
  • Email

Fisu bans players,official for brawls

The International University Sports Federation yesterday slapped match bans on six players and a local official following Monday's stormy quarter-final.

Published on August 15, 2007



Three Thailand and three Mexico players and a local official involved in a late-match melee were suspended by the federation, known as Fisu.

Thailand secured its first semi-final place with a 1-0 win but ugly scenes eclipsed the historic victory in the dying minutes of the match. Players, officials and spectators were involved in a free-for-all after an on-field incident left the home team goalkeeper with a bloody lip.

Fisu technical chairman for football, John Warnock, said Thailand 'keeper Umarin Yaodum and Wisarut Pannasi, plus Mexico's Marco Valverde and Daniel Rojas had been handed two-match suspensions. The four were sent off following the match brawl.

Warnock said the federation was considering banning the four from future university competitions.

Mexico's Diego Lopez, who had been ejected ahead of the incident, was given a one-match ban.

Thailand's Tevaarit Junsom and the team's assistant coach Montri Khrueawan were also suspended for the rest of the tournament for being involved in post-game fighting.

Fisu will report the incident and the punishments to the world football governing body, Fifa, which may take further action.

"It's necessary Fifa learns of this incident. It's possible it may impose additional punishment in the future," Warnock said.

Preechachan Wiriyanupappong

The Nation

PATHUM THANI


Advertisement {literal} {/literal}

Search Search

Privacy Policy (c) 2007 www.nationmultimedia.com Thailand
1854 Bangna-Trat Road, Bangna, Bangkok 10260 Thailand.
Tel 66-2-325-5555, 66-2-317-0420 and 66-2-316-5900 Fax 66-2-751-4446
Contact us: Nation Internet
File attachment not accepted!