Luiz Felipe Scolari handed six-game ban for criticising referee

21 May 2011 03:21
ShareFormer Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has been given a six-game suspension for saying that a referee was predetermined to make calls against his team in the semi-final of the Sao Paulo state championship.[LNB]The sports tribunal also fined the Brazilian World Cup winner about ?17,500 for his remarks after Palmeiras had a player sent off and were eliminated by Corinthians on penalties on May 1.[LNB]Palmeiras didn't want referee Paulo Cesar de Oliveira to officiate the match after a newspaper reported that he would be selected, but officials kept him in the selection process and he was eventually picked.[LNB] Hot water: Luiz Felipe Scolari has been given a six-game ban back home in Brazil[LNB]Oliveira gave a straight red card to Palmeiras defender Danilo in a controversial incident early in the first half and Scolari complained heavily in the post-match news conference.[LNB]The game was 0-0 when Danilo was dismissed. The game finished 1-1 after regulation time and Corinthians went on to win 5-4 on penalties.[LNB]Palmeiras goalkeeper Deola also complained on Twitter after the match and received a two-match suspension for his remarks, while Danilo got the usual one-match suspension for the foul that prompted his red card.[LNB]Palmeiras and Santos are Brazil's most successful league clubs, with eight titles each. Palmeiras starts this year's Brazilian league season on Sunday against Botafogo.[LNB] United are champions because our challenge came too late, insists CechYou Twits! Fergie considers Man United ban on stars after Rooney's violent threatAll the latest Chelsea news, features and opinion[LNB]  Explore more:People: Luiz Felipe Scolari Places: Brazil

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