Portugal Coach Suspended Six Months for Anti-Doping Disruption

Very interesting story coming from Portugal as the Portuguese Anti-doping Authority has suspended national soccer team coach Carlos Queiroz six months after ruling that he disrupted an anti-doping test prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) had already dished out a one-month ban to the former Manchester United assistant for the same offence. Queiroz was also fined 1,000 Euro’s (€) after he was found to have acted aggressively towards drug testers.

Times will be tough for the Portuguese as they open their Euro 2012 qualification on Friday, September 3rd without Queiroz and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo (ankle).

Unless the ruling is overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the 57-year-old will miss both matches in September (Cyprus and Norway), along with two October fixtures against Denmark and Iceland.

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