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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Sep, 26, 2006

PSG suspend Dhorasoo after coach clash

PARIS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Paris St Germain said on Tuesday they had suspended international midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo after the player publicly challenged coach Guy Lacombe.

In an interview published by sports daily L'Equipe last week, Dhorasoo disputed Lacombe's tactics after he was dropped from the professionnal squad and was sent back to play for PSG's amateur team.

Dhorasoo, who has not played in PSG's last four outings, said he felt humiliated and called the coach 'a liar'.

'The public statements and the behaviour of Vikash Dhorasoo led the club's managing staff to summon him for a meeting which is to take place early next week with chairman Alain Cayzac in order to collect the player's comments about the events which occured recently,' said a statement issued by the club.

'Taking the seriousness of the facts into account, the club have decided that the player is suspended from this day until further notice...', the statement said.

Dhorasoo, 32, joined Paris St Germain from AC Milan in 2005.

The midfielder was a member of the French squad which reached the World Cup final in July but played fewer than 10 minutes during France's campaign in Germany.

He also expressed his frustration with France coach Raymond Domenech's options and with the atmosphere in the national squad.

His club coach said Dhorasoo did not training with enough dedication.

'When you consider his skills, his biggest mistake is his lack of professionnalism,' Lacombe said last week.

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