Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Get it... slap...

Rafael Marquez will not play a role in Mexico's next two World Cup qualifiers after FIFA added another game to his automatic one-match suspension stemming from his expulsion from the US-Mexico game on Feb. 11.

Mexico assistant coach Francisco Ramirez was also slapped with a two-match ban for an altercation with Frankie Hejduk after the match.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see what you did there...

Anonymous said...

I am actually surprised that both got off so lightly. I do not see how a karate kick to a goal keeper does not deserve at least 3 games. And a coach making contact with a player of the opposite team is only two games? Seems pretty light when you consider such things as the Australian keeper getting six months for high-fiving a ref.
JS

A.Ruiz said...

It wasn't actually a karate kick, let's not act like he went all Cantona on us.

Also, it's Mexico.....they know how to play the game. They probably slid a few suitcases to Jack Warner and told him to sort it out.

Anonymous said...

Typical Americans complaining, I'm surprised a Mexican hasn't complained about a the penalty leading up to that Flying Karate Kick by Rafa-san.

joel es latest soccer news said...

Paco Ramirez shouldn't have slapped Hejduk. But, it is water under the bridge. It is not like Paco Ramirez is going to change the complexity of the game by not sitting on the bench.