FIFA bans, fines Grenada football coach Anthony Modeste

Saturday, August 08, 2015

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ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — FIFA has suspended Grenada's senior men's national football coach Anthony Modeste for four games and fined him more than US$10,000 for misconduct against match officials.


The disciplinary committee, comprising Claudio Sulser of Switzerland as chairman, and members Jim Shaw of Northern Ireland, Ariel Alvarado of Panama and Cristian Varela of Chile, handed down its decision on July 23. The ruling was communicated to the Grenada Football Association (GFA) this week.


The Spice Boyz coach is accused of breaching the FIFA Disciplinary Code by committing an unsporting conduct towards a match official during their World Cup preliminary-round game against Puerto Rico in June.


According to FIFA, Modeste, who received a red card during the first-leg preliminary game against Puerto Rico in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 12, will miss Grenada's third-round qualifying games against Haiti next month.


FIFA said that the automatic match suspension was already served when Grenada played Puerto Rico on June 16 in St George's and in view of Grenada qualifying for the next round of the preliminary competition, Modeste will be served two-match suspensions against Haiti on September 4 and 8.


The governing body said that the remaining match suspension will have to be served if Grenada qualify for Round Four of the competition.


However, if Grenada do not qualify for the subsequent round of the preliminary competition of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the remaining match suspension will be carried over to Grenada's next official match.


Modeste is also fined US$9,000 in application of the ruling and US$1,000 for the proceedings. He has 30 days from the date of notification of the decision to pay the fine.


FIFA said "only the motivated decision can be appealed against to the FIFA Appeal Committee".


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