FIFA hears case of Korean’s protest

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FIFA hears case of Korean’s protest

ZURICH - The case of the Korean soccer player who inflamed a diplomatic row with Japan by waving a political placard at the London Olympic tournament was to be heard again by FIFA’s disciplinary committee yesterday.

The committee, which has to decide whether Park Jong-woo will be suspended for his protest at the end of the bronze medal match against Japan, failed to reach a verdict when it previously heard the case in October.

A FIFA spokesman said that, even if a decision is reached, it would not be announced for several days as a full report has to be written and translated before the outcome can be made public.

The midfielder held up a sign reading “Dokdo is our territory.”

Reuters

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