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Written by Chineze Ogugua

Mexico head coach, Juan Carlos Osorio has received a six-game suspension for abuse of match officials during his side’s third-place match against Portugal in the Confederations Cup in which they lost 2-1 after extra time.

The El Tri boss was sent after he got into the fourth official’s face as referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi declined to whistle for what looked to be a penalty on Hirving Lozano late in extra time.

In a statement by FIFA disciplinary committee:

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

Osorio would miss the upcoming Gold Cup tournament and most likely some of their remaining World Cup qualifying matches.

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