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AIFF suspends Pune City coach Ranko Popovic for 4 matches and fine Rs 5 lakh

AIFF suspends Pune City coach Ranko Popovic for 4 matches and fine Rs 5 lakh
FC Pune City coach Ranko Popovic suspended for four games and fined

Kolkata, Dec 28 (UNI) All India Football Federation (AIFF) today announced suspension of FC Pune City head coach Ranko Popovic for four matches and fined Rs 5 Lakh with immediate effect for the club’s upcoming games in the Hero Indian Super League.

AIFF's Disciplinary Committee found Popovic in breach of article 50 (misconduct against match officials) and article 58 (offensive behaviour and fair play) for his remarks made against match officials at the post-match press conference in Goa after play between FC Goa and FC Pune City.

“Mr. Ranko Popovic, head coach of FC Pune City is fined Rs 5,00,000 (Five Lakh INR) and is suspended for 4 (four) matches of FC Pune City, from the date of this decision. The amount should be deposited to All India Football Federation within 10 days from the date of communication of this decision and until such payment, the match suspension to continue, over and above 4 match suspension,” said AIFF Disciplinary Committee communication to the club.

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