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Baía suspended by Porto

Published: Wednesday 25 September 2002, 16.02CET
Portugal goalkeeper Vítor Baía has been suspended by his club FC Porto for disciplinary reasons.
 
 
Published: Wednesday 25 September 2002, 16.02CET

Baía suspended by Porto

Portugal goalkeeper Vítor Baía has been suspended by his club FC Porto for disciplinary reasons.

Portugal international goalkeeper Vítor Baía has been suspended by his club FC Porto and faces a disciplinary enquiry.

Baía bust-up
Baía was reported to the club's board after a row with coach José Mourinho on Sunday and is understood to have angered directors further by giving an interview to the sports newspaper Record on the same day.

'Serious incidents'
Porto today announced that the decision to suspend him followed "serious incidents at the training ground on 22 September", after Baía was dropped from the squad to face Vitória Guimarães.

Newspaper talk
Baía told Record he was tired of his situation at the Das Antas stadium. The veteran lost his first-team place before Porto's second game of the season, against Boavista FC, after telling Mourinho he would only play if the coach confirmed to the press after the match that he had an eye injury. Initially relegated to the substitutes' bench, he was dropped entirely for the Guimarães match.

 
Last updated: 26/09/02 11.01CET

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