The Portuguese League has kicked Boavista to the second division and punished Porto with a six points deduction because of their involvement in soccer corruption during the 2003/04 season.
Porto officials have been found guilty of having attempted to bribe referees in two League games, but the six minus points will not greatly upset the team, who lead Sporting by 20 points with a game to go. In the meantime Porto’s president Qq Online Jorge Pinto da Costa was handed a two year suspension.
Boavista of Oporto were punished by outright relegation for bribing referees on three occasions during the same season. The former club chairman Joao Loureiro was suspended for four years and fined 25,000 euros.
Five referees were found guilty of receiving bribes and were suspended for periods between two and a half and five years.
José Mourinho’s name was not mentioned in the procedure, although he was Porto’s coach in that season, culminating with a Champions League triumph.
Why did Domenech support Liverpool?
Chelsea’s win over Liverpool in the Champions League semis angered the French national team coach Raymond Domenech because of the alleged damage it will cause to France.
It is not that Domenech has anything against Chelsea. His preference was due to the fact that Liverpool have no French internationals, while the Londoners have three. Just like Manchester United.
This means that six French players will be engaged with their teams until May 21th, when they are scheduled to meet in the final in Moscow.
Evra, Saha and Silvestre will be in action for Manchester, while Anelka, Malouda and Makelele will be there for Chelsea.
Another inconvenient detail for Domenech is the French Cup final, featuring Lyon and Paris SG, who provide 12 players to the national team. Dramatically, the FA …