4 match ban for Luiz Felipe Scolari
The Brazilian manager of Portugal has been given a 4 match touchline ban by UEFA Commission for lashing out at Ivica Dragutinovic during the Euro 2008 qualifier with Serbia.
The punishment has been handed out by UEFA’s disciplinary committee and effectively keeps Scolari off the bench for the remainder of Portugal’s qualification campaign.
The Brazilian has also been fined 12,000 euros (GBP 8,400) while Dragutinovic has landed a 2 match ban.
A statement released by UEFA read: The verdict means that Scolari will be banned from exercising his function as coach for the Euro qualifiers in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in October, and at home against Armenia and Finland in November.
Before and during the match, he will not be allowed to go in the team dressing-room, the tunnel, or the technical zone, or on the pitch. In addition, he will not be allowed to communicate with his team.