The Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players and a coach and opened an investigation into another coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 4 games.
The standout suspension goes to Chivas de Guadalajara coach Matías Almeyda, who will miss the next two games. He was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions and another for not leaving the field and/or tunnel area after being ejected.
FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for incidents in recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, and, as has become customary, Mexico is once again present due to homophobic chanting.
The latest round of disciplinary action was announced on Thursday, with Mexico receiving 10,000 Swiss Francs in fines plus a warning for “improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chant)” for each of their June qualifiers: June 8th against Honduras and June 11th against the United States.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended four players and a coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 1 games.
Diego Novaretti of León was given a one-game suspension for denial of a clear goal-scoring opportunity; Pablo Míguez of Puebla and Osvaldo González of Toluca were both suspended one game for serious foul play; and Cristian Pellerano of Veracruz was given a one-game suspension for receiving two yellow cards in the same game.
The Disciplinary Committee has released the list of pending sanctions for the Apertura 2017 season, and six players, one assistant coach, and two physical trainers are set to be sidelined for at least the first game of the new season.
Monterrey will be without Neri Cardozo and trainer Carlos Kenny for Jornada 1, and without assistant coach Gustavo Lema for Jornadas 1 and 2.
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio is set to miss the entire 2017 Gold Cup after the FIFA Disciplinary Committee handed him a six-game ban for his behavior in the Confederations Cup.
Osorio was determined to have “breached article 49.1 a)” of the FIFA Disciplinary Code when he vehemently protested a missed call in Mexico’s 2-1 loss to Portugal in the third-place game of that competition.
Osorio was also fined 5,000 Swiss Francs and given a warning.
A confrontation between Miguel Ángel Ponce of Chivas de Guadalajara and Jesús Dueñas of Tigres UANL at the end of the second leg of the Gran Final sparked an investigation by the Disciplinary Committee, which has now made its ruling.
The Committee has suspended both Ponce and Dueñas for one game and has also fined both players an undisclosed amount.