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Klinsmann suspended for CONCACAF Gold Cup final

Created on 27 Jul., 2013 3:43 PM GMT

United States head coach Juergen Klinsmann has received a one-match suspension for dissent ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

The German boss reacted angrily to a number of decisions during his side's 3-1 semi-final win over Honduras, and was subsequently sent to the stands by the match referee.

And he will now also be excluded from the technical area when the US take on Panama in the competition's showpiece fixture on Sunday.

"Following a review today by the CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee, in accordance with Article VI.1b of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Regulations, it was decided that United States national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been suspended for one match," a CONCACAF statement read.

"This decision was reached  in accordance with Articles 18.4, 19.1, 19.2 and 20 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

"Mr. Klinsmann was ejected from the technical area for showing dissent towards the referee by throwing the ball in a violent manner during the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal match against Honduras on July 24, 2013, in Arlington, Texas, USA.

"His suspension will be served in the USA’s next match, which is scheduled to take place on July 28, 2013, at the Gold Cup final in Chicago.

"This decision cannot be appealed in accordance with the FIFA DC Art. 118."

The US, who have won their last 10 games, are bidding for their fifth success in the competition.

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