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FIFA will not punish Dunga

June 23, 2010
By Soccernet staff

FIFA has said it will not investigate Brazil coach Dunga for swearing at a journalist at the post-match press conference following his side's 3-1 win over Ivory Coast.

GettyImagesDunga has always had a difficult relationship with the media

Dunga's rant was witnessed by reporters and muttered audible insults several times during the session. For a long time he has had a fractious relationship with the media and has never made any attempt to court them.

FIFA spokesman Pekka Odriozola said its disciplinary committee decided it did not have grounds to open a case, even though it has previously taken action in similar situations.

Diego Maradona was suspended from football for two months last November for an out-of-control rant after Argentina qualified for the World Cup. The ban prevented him from attending the draw in Cape Town in December.