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Ferguson handed UEFA fine and Nani banned
Published : 22 Mar 2013 17:46:53Rss feed
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has been fined 10,000 euros (£8,500, $13,000) for failing to give a post-match press conference following his team's Champions League tie with Real Madrid, while winger Nani was banned for one game.
Nani was sent-off in United's 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford in the second leg of their last-16 tie, as the English club exited the competition 3-2 on aggregate.
Ferguson, who was visibly angered at the sending-off decision, then refused to show up at the press conference.
European football's governing body UEFA confirmed the sanctions on Friday following a meeting of its control and disciplinary body, with Ferguson's fine being handed down for "non-fulfilment of the post-match media obligations."
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