Saudis, Syria latest to be fined at Asian Cup

AP, Tuesday 18 Jan 2011

The Asian Football Confederation has fined Saudi Arabia and Syria several thousand dollars for violating media procedures and disciplinary infringements at the Asian Cup

Saudi Arabia national team
Japan defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0

Three Saudi players were fined $2,000 each for refusing to give interviews after Thursday’s loss to Jordan, while the Saudi Arabia Football Association was fined $2,000 for refusing to send a player to a pre-match news conference on Wednesday.

Syria, meanwhile, was fined $3,000 after five or more if its players picked up more than five cautions in a match against Japan and coach Valeriu Tita was referred to the AFC disciplinary committee for failing to meet reporters after his team's loss against Jordan.

Qatar and North Korea had earlier been fined for violating the AFC’s media policy.

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