Diego Maradona receives two-month ban for World Cup qualifier outburst

“A Fifa disciplinary committee has given the Argentina coach Diego Maradona a two-month ban “from all football related activity” and a 25,000 Swiss francs (£14,815) fine following his outburst at the end of his side’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay last month.” (Guardian)

Spain’s Xabi Alonso has last word
“TWO penalties, seven yellow cards. This was a friendly with a bit of a grimace on its face at times, and for a capacity audience at the home of Atletico Madrid, it was all the more enjoyable for its hard edge. Diego Maradona’s Argentina finished second best to the champions of Europe, but made a game of it by making good on their best spell of football early in the second half, after Xabi Alonso had given Spain the lead. The same player won the match by converting a late penalty.” (TimesOnline)

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