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Pellegrini receives suspension

Published: Friday 28 February 2014, 15.35CET
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has banned Manchester City FC head coach Manuel Pellegrini for three UEFA competition games, one of which is under probation for two years.
Pellegrini receives suspension
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has handed down a three-game ban to Manuel Pellegrini ©UEFA.com

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Published: Friday 28 February 2014, 15.35CET

Pellegrini receives suspension

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has banned Manchester City FC head coach Manuel Pellegrini for three UEFA competition games, one of which is under probation for two years.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has suspended Manchester City FC manager Manuel Pellegrini for three UEFA competition matches, one of which is under probation for two years.

The sanction is due to the coach's press statements and violation of the general principles of conduct under Article 11 of the 2013 UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) at the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg between Manchester City and FC Barcelona on 18 February in England.

As a result, the City manager will be banned for his team's round of 16 second leg against Barcelona in Spain on 12 March. This means that Pellegrini may follow the game from the stands only; he may not enter the dressing room, tunnel or technical area before or during the match; and he may not communicate directly or indirectly with his players and/or technical staff during the game (Article 62(1) DR).

The above decision is open to appeal (Article 54).

Last updated: 09/05/14 1.55CET

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