• Uruguay Coach Oscar Tabarez quits FIFA

    by  • June 29, 2014 • Football

    Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez has announced his resignation from FIFA’s technical committee position in protest against the four months ban on Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez for biting an Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy at World Cup.

    In addition, the Liverpool striker was fined 100,000 Swiss francs and banned from nine international matches.

    Tabarez said: “Many times you forget the scapegoat is a person who has rights and that in this specific case, besides the mistakes and faults he has committed, he has made significant contributions on the pitch. It is the contribution made by great football players is essential.”

    The 67-year-old asserted that the ban was imposed by FIFA was taking the opinions of the English Media. He also insisted that Suarez has committed a blunder but the punishment was excessive.