Local media reports say Portugal’s anti-doping agency has ruled that national coach Carlos Queiroz disrupted an anti-doping test and suspended him for six months.
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National news agency Lusa and other media say an agency inquiry has found that Queiroz insulted an anti-doping team sent to test the Portugal squad ahead of the World Cup and that his aggressive behavior disrupted their work.
Officials at the agency were not available for comment on the reports Monday.
The Portuguese Football Federation earlier this month suspended Queiroz for one month on the same misconduct charge.
Portugal’s first qualifying games for the 2012 European Championship are against Cyprus on Friday and Norway four days later, when Queiroz’s assistant Agostinho Oliveira will be in charge.