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Ex-Actual Madrid star Fabio Coentrao fined, suspended

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Former Actual Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao has been handed a one-match ban and an €850 superb — a 12 months after he retired from soccer to pursue a profession as a fisherman.

Coentrao, 34, obtained the punishment from the Portuguese Soccer Federation (FPF) for “insults and reputational offences” whereas taking part in for Rio Ave in a heated 3-3 draw with Boavista in April final 12 months.

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However the former Portugal worldwide has not performed since he left Rio Ave final 12 months to focus on managing a fleet of fishing boats.

The FPF and the Liga Portugal have blamed one another for the delay in charging Coentrao, with the FPF claiming they knowledgeable the league on two events of the potential for instances to run over, whereas the league responded to say that “the pace in processing all disciplinary proceedings” is “all the time an goal of our committee.”

Coentrao briefly got here out of retirement to signal a one-year cope with boyhood membership Rio Ave in 2020 however now owns three fishing boats in Setubal in his native Portugal, with round 45 individuals working for him.

“My father all the time had a ship, he was actually into fishing,” Coentrao mentioned in an interview in December.

“I knew that soccer would at some point finish, I must take one other path in my life, and my happiness is that this land and the ocean, I wished to guide this life.

“There isn’t any disgrace in life at sea as many individuals assume. True males are those that go to the ocean. I wish to attain my 40s and have 10 ships.

“After I was 15 I wished to make it to Actual Madrid and I knew I had an extended journey forward of me, a really tough one, and I do know that right here, possibly it should be tougher however I am a really optimistic particular person. I am very assured in myself.”

Coentrao performed for Benfica, Madrid, Monaco and Sporting Lisbon amongst different golf equipment throughout his profession and made 52 appearances for Portugal from 2009-2017.

ESPN’s Adriana Garcia contributed to this report.

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