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Tri drops Marquez because of suspension
November 8th, 2011 9:57PM
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[MEXICO] Rafael Marquez, a veteran of three World Cups, has been dropped from the Mexican national team for Friday's friendly against Serbia because of the three-game suspension MLS handed down after the red card he received in the 2011 MLS playoffs.

Tri coach Jose Manuel De La Torre said Tuesday Marquez's exclusion was because of lack of discipline.

Marquez was ejected at the end of the first leg of the conference semifinals for throwing a ball at Landon Donovan, attempting to head butt and punch Adam Cristman and then pretending he was struck in the face.

MLS added two games to the automatic one-game suspension for the red card.

"I think it's clear, discipline is always going to be a priority in the national team," De La Torre said. "We've tried to be fair to the facts and take the decisions about who to call up and who not."

Marquez has received four red cards during his Mexico career -- including red cards in the 2002 World Cup and in 2010 World Cup qualifying against the USA.

De La Torre dropped backup goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona from the 2011 Gold Cup roster after he head-butted an opponent in the Mexican league playoffs.

Eight under-23 players were suspended from the national team for six months after holding an unauthorized party in their hotel in Ecuador before the Copa America.

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