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FIFA fines Indonesia soccer coach for bribe remark

FIFA fines Indonesia soccer coach for bribe remark

PanARMENIAN.Net - An Indonesia soccer coach has been banned for four games and fined by FIFA for accusing match officials of taking bribes during a 10-0 loss to Bahrain in World Cup qualifying.

Coach Aji Santoso and the Indonesian Football Association said on Wednesday, April 18 they accepted the punishments but didn't rule out an appeal.

Santoso was fined 6,530 U.S. dollars by FIFA.

The coach was red-carded by Lebanese referee Andre Al Haddad in the 75th minute of February's match in Manama following allegations he accused Al Haddad of being bribed.

FIFA said Santoso told the officials "(there is) money involved (here)," Xinhua-ANI reported.

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