Maradona banned for 2 months over outburst

Zurich, Nov 15 (DPA) Argentina’s coach Diego Maradona was handed a two-month ban Sunday by FIFA’s disciplinary body as punishment for post-match comments made after his side’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay last month.

Maradona made a foul-mouthed tirade after Argentina clinched their place at the 2010 finals in South Africa with a 1-0 win in Montevideo Oct 14.

Football’s ruling body also fined Maradona 25,000 Swiss francs ($24,600) while the ban will run from Nov 15 to Jan 15, 2010.