India Football Coach Igor Stimac Suspended For 2 Games, Fined USD 500 For Red Card Offence In SAFF Championship Game vs Kuwait

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India’s head coach Igor Stimac has been handed a two-match suspension after his red card against Kuwait in the SAFF Championship match on June 27.

India’s head trainer Igor Stimac has been handed a two- match suspense after his red card against Kuwait in the SAFF Championship match at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on June 27, Sportstar can confirm.

Also, the SAFF Championship correctional commission has assessed a forfeiture of USD 500( INR 41,000) for the red card offense.

Stimac was given a successive red card in his alternate game in the event, after being transferred off against Pakistan in the event- nature, on June 21.

Against Kuwait, Stimac entered a unheroic card in the 61st nanosecond after getting involved in the match physically.

Hamad Alqallaf pushed Mahesh down, which led to the Croat grabbing the ball and breaking play. immaculately, that should have been advising enough, but the review continued from Stimac’s end.

In the 81st nanosecond, the fourth functionary called the adjudicator and advised him about the Indian trainer’s geste

On the touchline. And in a flash, Alomgir reached for his fund and brandished a red card for Stimac.

“I don’t know about the alternate bone (the red card). We were there, but I couldn’t hear anything. The fourth functionary called the adjudicator and just asked him to show him the card. A Kuwaiti player was saying bad words to the trainer (Stimac), but the adjudicator didn’t see anything. He abused, but only our trainer got the red card. It isn’t right, ” India’s adjunct trainer Mahesh Gawli said.

The suspense means he’ll not be suitable to be in the unker for the remaining part of the event, should India qualify for the final, on July 4.

India, having finished second in its group, faces Lebanon hereafter and will hope to continues its Intercontinental Cup form then too, where it beats the Cedars to decide the title.

India head trainer Igor Stimac was on Friday handed a two- match ban for his red- card offence after he argued with the match officers during the home side’s 1- 1 draw against Kuwait in their last group match of the SAFF Crowns football in Bengaluru. Stimac was also fined USD 500 as the SAFF correctional Committee supposed it a fit case for suspending him for further than one match. He was also handed a red card against Pakistan in India’s crusade nature on June 21 but in that case the matter wasn’t appertained to the SAFF correctional Commission as the offence was supposed” less serious” and he’d to sit out of the posterior match against Nepal on June 24.

But in this case relating to the red card in the Kuwait game on June 27, the matter reached the SAFF correctional Commission which assessed a more severe discipline on the educated Croatian trainer and 1998 Wold Cup citation quarterfinalist.

“He (Stimac) has been handed two- match ban and also fined USD 500 (Rs 41,000),” SAFF General Secretary General Anwarul Haq told PTI on Friday.

“Unlike the first case (against Pakistan), the matter reached the SAFF correctional Commission as it was a graver offence. He( Stimac) also used vituperative language against the calculation officers while he was going off the field( after being shown red card).”

In the tense match against Kuwait, Stimac engaged in an animated argument with the match officers and was ultimately flashed a red card in the 81st nanosecond.

In any case, Stimac was to sit out of India’s semifinal match against Lebanon on Saturday as one match ban was automatic but now he’ll not be in the dug out if the home platoon reaches the final. Assistant trainer Mahesh Gawli will have to take his place. Know More Latest Football News…

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