Former Actual Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao has been handed a one-match ban and an €850 positive — a yr after he retired from soccer to pursue a profession as a fisherman.
Coentrao, 34, obtained the punishment from the Portuguese Soccer Federation (FPF) for “insults and reputational offences” whereas enjoying for Rio Ave in a heated 3-3 draw with Boavista in April final yr.
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However the former Portugal worldwide has not performed since he left Rio Ave final yr to focus on managing a fleet of fishing boats.
The FPF and the Liga Portugal have blamed one another for the delay in charging Coentrao, with the FPF claiming they knowledgeable the league on two events of the potential for circumstances to run over, whereas the league responded to say that “the velocity in processing all disciplinary proceedings” is “all the time an goal of our committee.”
Coentrao briefly got here out of retirement to signal a one-year take care of boyhood membership Rio Ave in 2020 however now owns three fishing boats in Setubal in his native Portugal, with round 45 individuals working for him.
“My father all the time had a ship, he was actually into fishing,” Coentrao mentioned in an interview in December.
“I knew that soccer would in the future finish, I must take one other path in my life, and my happiness is that this land and the ocean, I wished to guide this life.
“There isn’t any disgrace in life at sea as many individuals suppose. True males are those that go to the ocean. I need to attain my 40s and have 10 ships.
“Once I was 15 I wished to make it to Actual Madrid and I knew I had an extended journey forward of me, a really troublesome one, and I do know that right here, possibly it may be more durable however I am a really optimistic individual. I am very assured in myself.”
Coentrao performed for Benfica, Madrid, Monaco and Sporting Lisbon amongst different golf equipment throughout his profession and made 52 appearances for Portugal from 2009-2017.
ESPN’s Adriana Garcia contributed to this report.