Ex-Arsenal star Pires suspended by ISL disciplinary committee

Robert Pires

Robert Pires

NEW DELHI: Former France midfielder Robert Pires and Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas have been suspended and fined by the Indian Super League for a scuffle during a match last week.

Pires, Goa’s marquee player, was suspended for two matches and Spaniard Habas for four.

Both were also fined of 500,000 Rupees (US$8,160), according to a statement from the ISL late Saturday.

Pires and Habas were reportedly involved exchanged blows in the tunnel during half-time of the Goa-Kolkata match Thursday.

Kolkata’s goalkeeping coach Predipkumar Bhaktawer has also been suspended for one match and fined US$490 for his role in the incident.

Kolkata striker Fikru Lemessa has been suspended for two matches for head-butting Goa player Gregory Arnolin during the match and also fined US$8160.–AP

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