FC Goa have suffered a huge hit to their Indian Super League hopes after AIFF’s disciplinary committee handed out two-match bans to Raphael Dumas and Luciano Sabrosa. The Gaurs problems have been compounded after they were hit with some massive fines as well.
The All India Football Federation will collect a total of 4,40,000 in fines, after two separate incidents of ‘team misconduct’. There were ugly scenes in FC Goa’s previous match, as multiple players clashed with the referee during the game with security personnel having to rush in and protect the match officials after the game.
Kerala Blasters were the beneficiaries of FC Goa’s problems, with Gregory Arnolin and Richarlyson earning red cards, with the Goan players responding in anger, almost getting into a physical altercation with the referee. Gaurs boss Zico also went on a rant after the game, criticising the referee.
Thus FC Goa will be without the above 4 crucial players in their games against NorthEast United and Mumbai City FC. Zico faces a real headache to name a proper defence, with Lucio probably the only quality centre-back left available to play.
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Here is the full statement released by the Indian Super League :
Published 11 Nov 2016, 17:27 IST
Mumbai, 11th November 2016
All India Football Federation Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned a two match suspension with immediate effect to FC Goa players Luciano Sabrosa (Jersey no 4) and Rafael Dumas (Jersey no.5) for the Hero Indian Super League 2016.
Additionally the Disciplinary Committee have fined FC Goa Rs 240,000 (Two Lac and Forty Thousand INR) Rs 200,000 (Two Lac INR) for two separate incidents of ‘team misconduct’ under Article 53 ‘A’ and 53 ‘B’ of the AIFF Disciplinary Code.
Luciano Sabrosa and Rafael Dumas were found guilty of ‘Offensive Behaviour Towards Match Officials’ under the AIFF Disciplinary Code Article 58 for aggressive attitude towards match referee during Match 33 of the Hero ISL 2016 (8th November 2016 vs Kerala Blasters FC) played at Kochi.
Both Luciano and Rafael will not be available for selection in today’s (11th November) game (Match No. 36) against NorthEast United and the following 16th November game (Match No. 40) against Mumbai City FC, to be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa.