MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Azkals coach Michael Weiss has been suspended for the team’s group stage match against Vietnam in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup on November 27.
Weiss was sent off in the 81st minute of the Azkals’ tournament opener against Thailand Saturday night after throwing the ball towards the head of a Thai player.
TJ Manotoc of ABS-CBN News reported that the Azkals have been issued an official notice from the AFF that Weiss is suspended for the Vietnam match and must sit up in the stands.
The Azkals lost to Thailand, 1-2, sending them to the bottom of Group A. They will have to win their match against Vietnam to keep their semi-final bid alive.