Carvalho banned for one year

September 14, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho has been handed a one-year international ban by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) after walking out on the side last month.

Carvalho, 33, claimed he was 'disrespected and hurt' after being overlooked for selection in his country's Euro 2012 qualifier against Cyprus and left the training camp without permission.

The Real Madrid defender then issued a statement to announce his retirement from ...

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