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Zidane faces a fine for criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo’s ban

The five-match ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo was a major talking point during Zinedine Zidane’s Tuesday press conference and the coach was critical of the sanction , comments which have now landed him in hot water.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the coach by the Referees Technical Committee and he could be fined.

“His words are being studied and there will possibly be a complaint filed and fine handed out,” Spanish FA sources have said.

Zidane would not be the first high-profile figure to receive such a punishment, as Gerard Pique and Jose Mourinho have faced similar sanctions after criticising officials.

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