Why is coach Diego Maradona of the Argentina soccer team missing from practice?”

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Argentina’s football coach, Diego Maradona was slapped with a 2 month ban by FIFA for derogatory comments made to journalists during a press conference. The ban is on ‘all football activities’ and will last up to January 15th 2010. Always controversial as a player, Maradona continued his controversies with a tongue lashing aimed at journalists in a press conference after Argentina’s 1-0 win over Uruguay last month. The win ensured that Argentina qualified for the 2010 World Cup, something critics were hoping would not happen. In a post match conference, Maradona lashed back at the press for all the criticism thrown at him during the qualifying campaign. He openly insulted the journalists present, making comments such as “It’s (the win) going to all Argentineans, except the journalists”. This comment was, however, just the tip of the iceberg, with Maradona continuing an abusive tirade against the press. He also claimed that the journalists treated him like dirt, saying, “They [journalis

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Diego Maradona faces a FIFA disciplinary panel Sunday that could ban the Argentine coach from games at next year’s World Cup because of his expletive-filled rant. Maradona has been summoned to the headquarters of soccer’s governing body to explain himself. His outburst, aimed at the Argentine media, came during a news conference last month after his team clinched a spot in the World Cup in South Africa. Maradona will arrive in Zurich after coaching Argentina in an exhibition game against European champion Spain in Madrid on Saturday. His case will be heard by FIFA’s 17-member disciplinary committee. The panel can consider Maradona’s evidence in person, written statements and video footage of the news conference. “Much worse things have been said and there are people who do terrible things in football, but … I said what I said and that’s where things stand,” Maradona said in the Spanish sports daily Marca on Saturday. “Sunday I will say what I have to say to FIFA and that’ll be it.” Und

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