Musovic to face the music

Qatar coach looks set for touch line ban.

    Off you go: Qatar coach Dzemaludin Musovic is given
    his marching orders by Australian referee
    Matthew Breeze [AFP]

    Qatar coach Dzemaludin Musovic looks set to spend a stint in the stands after being sent off for an outburst during his side's Asian Cup opener against Japan.

    Qatar's dramatic 1-1 draw with the holders Japan in their opening Group B game in Hanoi was marred when the Bosnian was ordered down the tunnel for protesting Hussain Yaser's late red card.

    "We don't know how long any suspension will be," Asian Football Confederation (AFC) media officer Chetan Kulkarni said.

    "We are awaiting the final decision after the disciplinary committee studies the referee's report."

    "Not a football decision"

    Musovic gave Australian referee Matthew Breeze a verbal barrage for dismissing Yaser in stoppage time with a straight red card for a foul on Japan substitute Hideo Hashimoto.

    Breeze responded by instructing Musovic to join Yaser in taking an early walk down the tunnel, just moments after Qatar had snatched a dramatic late equaliser.

    Former Manchester City player Yaser will now miss Qatar's next game against co-hosts Vietnam on Thursday while Musovic is also likely to be banished to the stands.

    "I was right next to the incident and in a better position than the referee," Musovic snapped.

    "He was too quick to give a red card. That was not a football decision."

    SOURCE: Agencies


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