News Letter
Weather
Community
English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
China
World
Opinion
Business
Sci-Edu
Culture/Life
Sports
Photos
 Services
- Newsletter
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Weather Forecast
 Search
Advanced
 About China
- China at a glance
- Constitution
- CPC & state organs
- Chinese leadership
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Sports
UPDATED: 09:31, August 05, 2004
Iran coach slams referee for red card
font size    

Iran's coach Branko Ivankovic has launched a withering attack on the referee after his side was beaten by hosts China in the Asian Cup semi-finals.

Photo:China's Shao Jiayi (C) is insulted by Iran's Satter Zare (R) during the semi-final match against Iran at the Asian Cup in Beijing August 3, 2004. China beat Iran 5-4.
China's Shao Jiayi (C) is insulted by Iran's Satter Zare (R) during the semi-final match against Iran at the Asian Cup in Beijing August 3, 2004. China beat Iran 5-4.
China won 4-3 on penalties Tuesday after the teams were locked at 1-all at full time.

Iran defender Sattar Zare was sent off in the 48th minute for shoving Chinese goal scorer Shao Jiayi, who fell to the turf.

Croatian Ivankovic said "that was 1,000 percent never a red card, maybe it deserved a yellow card but the referee made a mistake."

Iran has been dogged by poor discipline during the Asian Cup.

The three-time champions had three players suspended for violent conduct after their explosive 2-2 draw with minnows Oman in the group stage.

China now plays Japan in the final of the Asia Cup on Saturday night.

Source: China Radio International

Print friendly Version Comments on the story Recommend to friends Save to disk


   Recommendation
- China Forum
- PD Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- Good behavior expected at Asian Cup final: Chinese FM Spokesman

- Asian Cup: Fixtures and Results (2nd Round)

- China beat Iran 5-4 in Asian Cup 

- China beat Iran in penalty shoot to reach Asian Cup final


Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved