AFC hand out six-game bans after Champions League brawl

Reuters, Tuesday 1 Nov 2011

Suwon Bluewings assistant coach and forward handed stiff penalties for mass brawl during Asian Champions League semifinal loss to Al-Sadd

Suwon Bluewings assistant coach Ko Jong-su and forward Stevica Ristic have been banned for six matches for their involvement in the 22-man brawl during the Asian Champions League semi-final loss to Al Sadd, AFC said on Tuesday.

Al Sadd goalkeeping coach Suhail Saber Ali has also been suspended by the Asian Football Confederation for six matches after the ugly scenes which halted play for more than 10 minutes of the first leg match on 19 October that the Qataris won 2-0.

Al Sadd play Jeonbuk Motors in the final of Asia’s premier club tournament on Saturday.

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