Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Queiroz suspended for first two Euro qualifiers
by Paul Kennedy, August 19th, 2010 8:55PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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: Roy Keane    
"No way Wayne Rooney should be going to China. He can still play football at the ...
What They're Saying: Josh Mitchell    
"We didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It was an incredible experience to be playing ...
MLS Camp Chatter: Atlanta United shows off weapons    
Atlanta United got goals from all three Designated Players -- including goals from Josef Martinez in ...
Sneak Peek: Union coach Curtin promises 'fun'    
Philadelphia reached the playoffs for just the second time in its history last year and exited ...
Sneak Peek: Near-miss ramps up expectations for TFC    
Less than three months after breaking through as the first Canadian team to play in the ...
Sneak Peek: Quakes seek help for Wondo    
It's been rough going for the San Jose Earthquakes since they won the Supporters' Shield in ...
CCL: More frustration for New York Red Bulls    
Playing their first game ever in the knockout stage of the Concacaf Champions League against the ...
TV Report: MLS regional broadcast deals announced    
MLS teams are starting to announce regional television plans for the 2017 season. Houston and Sporting ...
Video Pick: Pouting keeper protests by giving up    
So upset was the goalkeeper of Vietnamese team Long An at a penalty kick call he ...
MLS Injury Report: Surgery sidelines Whitecaps' Reyna    
Vancouver will need a backup plan to replace departed playmaker Pedro Morales. The team has announced ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives