Carvalho Suspended for One Year

The Portuguese Football Federation has announced that Ricardo Carvalho has been banned from the National Team for one season, due to his unprofessional conduct. Carvalho walked out of the Portuguese training camp just days before the team’s crunch Euro 2012 qualifier against Cyprus, supposedly due to him learning that he would be on the bench. Paulo Bento stood firm, not apologizing for the incident, as many feel he shouldn’t. The Portuguese coach also called for Carvalho to apologize to the fans for his actions over the past month, but Ricardo Carvalho has not responded. Now, suspended for one year, Carvalho looks set to miss Euro 2012, not that he would play anyway, with the defender having stated that he will never play under Paulo Bento again. It is really too bad that such a fine player as Ricardo Carvalho would have to end such an illustrious career as his in such undesirable circumstances.

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