MILK CUP: Four players suspended after ‘disgraceful scenes’

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The Organising Committee of the Dale Farm Milk Cup have confirmed that four players have been suspended following trouble at the end of last night’s Elite Section game between Northern Ireland and Mexico.

A statement released by officials read: “After last evening’s disgraceful scenes at Coleraine Showgrounds in the game between Northern Ireland v Mexico, the Organising Committee of the Dale Farm Milk Cup have suspended Mexico players Carlos Alberto Arreola, Raul Manolo Gudino, and Kevin Rusel Gutierrez and Northern Ireland’s Robbie McDaid from taking any further part in the Tournament.

“The Mexican FA and Irish Football Association will be informed of the behaviour of their Under 20 teams in what turned out to be a poor advertisement for soccer.

“We would ask all teams to remember that they should be ambassadors for the game, their club and their country and appeal that they examine their behaviour and strive towards fulfilling the good intentions laid down in FIFA Fair Play.”