x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Srecko Katanec to face hearing for not talking to media

The coach of the UAE national team will face a disciplinary hearing after he failed to stop in the mixed zone to talk to the media after his side drew with North Korea.

Srecko Katanec, coach of the UAE national team, will face a disciplinary hearing after he failed to stop in the mixed zone to talk to the media after his side drew with North Korea on Tuesday, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced.

Also, the Qatar national team have been fined US$2,000 (Dh7,340) stemming from their failure to send a player to a January 6 pre-match press conference, the AFC said yesterday.

All the teams are required to send one player and the coach to the press event one day before a match. Organisers said coaches and the man of the match also must complete a minute-long website interview.