Mexico Coach Osorio Banned From Gold Cup For Insults

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has been effectively banned from the Gold Cup by FIFA for insulting match officials.

FIFA banned Osorio for six matches on Friday for his behavior during the Confederations Cup third-place game last Sunday, when Mexico lost to Portugal 2-1.

Mexico will have to play up to six games to retain the Gold Cup in the U.S., starting on Sunday against El Salvador in San Diego.

Osorio was incensed when his team was not awarded a penalty against Portugal.

FIFA said Osorio “used insulting words towards the match officials while displaying an aggressive attitude towards them.”

If Mexico plays fewer than six games at the Gold Cup, Osorio’s suspension will carry over to its next internationals.

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