Al Wasl keeper handed one-year ban

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Diego Maradona's club, Al Wasl, has handed its goalkeeper a one-year suspension.
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)


Love 'em or hate 'em, these guys make the soccer world go round.

Diego Maradona's Al Wasl has banned its goalkeeper for next season after he hit a player on the opposing team during a GCC Champions League final.

Majed Naser, who has had other disciplinary problems, was sent off after he head-butted a player on Bahrain's Al Muharraq team during a goal celebration at the match in Dubai on Sunday. Al Muharraq won 3-1. Al Wasl won the first-leg final match in Manama, 3-1.

Maradona said the incident contributed to his side's defeat on penalties in the two-leg final that capped the former Argentina great's disappointing first season in Dubai.

Al Wasl finished eighth in the 12-team league and didn't win any trophies.

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