Qatar Football Association suspends players for bad behavior


Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Seven players and one club director accused of misconduct have been fined and suspended from football-related activities in Qatar for several weeks.

The Qatar Football Association’s disciplinary committee issued the decisions yesterday on its Arabic Twitter account.

The only non-player who faced action is Salah Al Mulla, head of football for Al Arabi, over bad behavior at a match against Al Jaish, QNA reports.

He is barred from being on the sidelines of games or in the locker room for two months and has been fined QR30,000.

Player penalties

Meanwhile, three Al Jaish players were suspended over their behavior at the same match:

  • Romario Ricardo, suspended two matches and fined QR30,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct;
  • Sanad Al Nuami, suspended three weeks and fined a similar amount for using foul language with a referee; and
  • Mohammed Ahmed Al Jabri, suspended two matches and fined QR10,000 for foul language.

Regarding a separate match between Al Rayyan and Umm Salal, the following four players were sanctioned:

  • Mahmoud Al Mawas, suspended for three matches and fined for QR30,000 for statements made in the media (Umm Salal);
  • Yannick Sagbo, suspended two matches and fined QR30,000 for starting a fight (Umm Salal);
  • Victor Caceres, suspended four matches and fined QR50,000 for starting a fight (Al Rayyan); and
  • Abdul Kareem Salem Al Ali, suspended four matches and fined QR40,000 for abusive language (Al Rayyan).


Please read our Comments Policy before joining the discussion. By commenting, you agree to abide by it.

Some comments may not be automatically published. This is not action taken by us, but instead, depending on whether or not you have verified your email address, or if your post triggers automatic flags.