ISL: AIFF fines Mumbai City FC for misconduct

Mumbai City FC players were involved in an ugly fight with Atletico de Kolkata players after second semi-final of the ISL.

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New Delhi, Dec 26: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) disciplinary committee today fined Mumbai City FC Rs 5 lakh for "team misconduct" during their ISL semi-final against Atletico de Kolkata.

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The fine was imposed on the Mumbai outfit under the AIFF Disciplinary Code Article 53B.

Mumbai (blue) and Kolkata players after the second semi-final

Besides, the AIFF disciplinary committee also found Mumbai player Thiago Dos Santos Cunha guilty of misconduct against opponents and suspended him for four matches and fining him Rs 3 lakh under Code Article 49 'Misconduct Against Opponents'.

Another player Facundo Cardozo was also suspended for three games for post-match misconduct under Article 58 'Offensive Behaviour and Fair Play'.

The AIFF also suspended official Bhushan Tandel for five matches and fined Rs two lakhs for post-match misconduct against match officials under Article 58 'Offensive Behaviour and Fair Play' and Article 60 'Threats'.

The incident began when the semi-final second leg took an ugly turn after the final whistle following an altercation between ATK's Belencoso and Leo Costa of Mumbai.

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