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Algeria's Bounedjah gets two-month suspension for unsporting behaviour

Ahram Online , Thursday 20 Feb 2020
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File photo: Algeria's Baghdad Bounedjah (Reuters)
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Al-Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah has been banned for two months by the Asian Football Confederation for "unsporting behaviour," the Qatari side announced on Thursday.

The Algeria international posted a photo on his Instagram account, accusing the referee of a game between Al-Sadd and Saudi side Al-Hilal in the Asian Champions League semis last year of bribery.

Al-Hilal defeated Al-Sadd 4-1 in a game that saw Al-Sadd defender Abdel-Karim Hassan receive a red card last October.

The Saudi side advanced to the final and won the title at the expense of Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds.

Bounedjah is the Qatari league top scorer with 13 goals so far this season.  

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