/Egyptian coach suspended as row over Qatar reaches soccer

Egyptian coach suspended as row over Qatar reaches soccer


AP

Published 5:04 p.m. ET July 13, 2017 | Updated 6:38 p.m. ET July 13, 2017

The diplomatic row over Qatar has reached soccer.

An Egyptian coach was suspended on Thursday for refusing to give interviews to a Qatar-based television network and attempting to boycott a news conference where the network’s journalists were present. After finally giving in and agreeing to attend the news conference, the coach covered the station’s microphone with his hand to try and block the recording, the Confederation of African Football said when announcing his punishment.

Hossam el-Badry, coach of Egyptian club Al Ahly and a former Egypt…

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