FIFA suspends South Korean player for two matches

The 23-year-old midfielder Park Jong-Woo was excluded from the awards ceremony for his country's bronze win in August after he held up a sign reading "Dokdo is our land" while celebrating the Korean team's 2-0 victory over Japan.

updated: December 03, 2012 17:29 IST
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Seoul: FIFA has suspended a South Korean player for two international matches over a post-match political gesture at the London Olympics, the South's football body said on Monday.

FIFA's disciplinary committee has also slapped a fine of 3,500 Swiss francs ($3,781) on Park Jong-Woo following his actions, which relate to an island dispute with Japan, the Korean Football Association (KFA) said.

The association itself was warned for failure to properly instruct players on rules of conduct.

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