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No case against Dunga for cursing journalists, say FIFA

06-23-2010 13:53 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

JOHANNESBURG, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Soccer's world governing body FIFA said Tuesday that they would not file in a case against Brazil coach Dunga for cursing journalists.

Brazil's Ramires (R) gets instructions from coach Dunga before coming on as a substitute during the 2010 World Cup Group G soccer match against Ivory Coast at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg June 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Brazil's Ramires (R) gets instructions from coach Dunga before coming on as a 
substitute during the 2010 World Cup Group G soccer match against Ivory Coast at 
Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg June 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The former Brazilian international, whose worlds were caught on a microphone, was alleged to have cursed at the official World Cup post-match press conference after his team's 3-1 victory over Cote d'Ivoire at Johannesburg's Soccer City on Sunday.

FIFA spokesman Pekka Odriozola said that their disciplinary committee decided they did not have grounds to open a case.

The ruling body had previously acted against coaches who cursed during a mandatory media session, as Argentina's coach Diego Maradona was suspended from football for two months last November.

Maradona, who profane ranted after Argentina qualified for the World Cup, thus missed the Finals draw in Cape Town.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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