Maradona banned

The coach was banned by the UAE FA for suggesting that there was a conspiracy against his team.

“There seems to be some sort of agenda against us, especially from referees,” he had said.

“The standard of refereeing here is unacceptable. A good referee should never be noticed, they should just do their job and not seek to be celebrities.

“I’m not the only one who thinks this, Fabio Cannavaro, Walter Zenga and the Al Shabab coach (Paolo Bonamigo) all have the same concerns. It is not good for the image of the game here.”