Guardiola fined


MADRID, June 9 – Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was on Tuesday ordered to pay a fine of 15,000 euros to the Spanish football federation for accusing a referee of lying, his club announced."The competition committee of the Spanish football federation have fined Pep Guardiola 15,000 euros for the declarations in which he said the referee Clos Gomez had lied," Barcelona revealed on their website.

Guardiola was sent to the stands for dissent during his side’s Spanish league match at Almeria on March 6, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

A week later the Catalan tactician accused referee Carlos Clos Gomez and his assistant Jose Luis Gallego Galdino of "lying" in their match report.

The coach and the club, reigning Spanish champions, have 10 days to launch an appeal against the punishment with the Spanish federation.