Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Queiroz suspended for first two Euro qualifiers
by Paul Kennedy, August 19th, 2010 8:55PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  portugal

MOST COMMENTED

[PORTUGAL] Coach Carlos Queiroz will miss Portugal's first two Euro 2012 qualifiers after being suspended by the Portuguese soccer federation (FPF) for one month for insulting anti-doping agents who came to the Portuguese national team's training camp before the World Cup to administer surprise doping tests. But Queiroz, the former MetroStars coach and U.S. Soccer consultant, had charges of obstructing the agents dropped -- charges that could have cost him his job.

The FPF also fined Queiroz 1,000 euros ($1,284) after he had admitted exchanging harsh words with the doctors during the visit in May.

Queiroz said he was simply expressing his annoyance that his players’ rest disturbed.

“The FPF management laments the remarks made by the national team coach," the federation said.

Queiroz will miss Portugal’s 2012 European Championship qualifiers on Sept. 3 at home against Cyprus and away to Norway four days later.

Portugal will be coached by assistant Agostinho Oliveira.

Portugal had a disappointing World Cup, exiting after losing to Spain, 1-0, in the second round.

Queiroz has two years left on his contract in his second spell as national team coach.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Luis Figo    
"I have seen with my own eyes federation presidents who, after one day comparing FIFA leaders ...
NWSL Roundup: Reign has plenty to counter China    
Seattle Reign FC has another bye week in the NWSL, but it will use it to ...
Making a List: Top 15 U.S. EPL TV markets    
NBCUniversal, which concludes its second year of English Premier League coverage with "Championship Sunday" at 9 ...
ICYMI | MLS: Wondo takes century chase to big stage    
A fast start to the 2015 season has Chris Wondolowski one goal away from reaching the ...
MLS this weekend ...    
A 42-day stint on the road will take FC Dallas to both coasts and several points ...
Open Cup: Cosmos-NYCFC? Jersey gets a say first    
U.S. Soccer conducted the draw for the the fourth round, where the 17 MLS entrants will ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: England's Lianne Sanderson    
With the international retirement of Kelly Smith, her Arsenal Ladies teammate, Lianne Sanderson could be the ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala    
Asisat Oshoala is being tipped as the greatest young female player to ever come out of ...
Open Cup: Five amateur teams pull upsets    
Five amateur teams -- the PDL's Jersey Express and Ventura County Fusion, USASA's PSA Elite and ...
ICYMI | MLS: Time to end Jermaine Jones experiment?    
The New England Revolution's nine-game unbeaten streak ended when it imploded at Sporting Kansas City, losing, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives