Coach Park fined $5,000 for SEA Games red card

By Lam Thoa   February 11, 2020 | 04:15 am PT
Coach Park fined $5,000 for SEA Games red card
Park Hang-seo is shown a red card after overreacting with the referees about a foul against one of his players during the SEA Games final match between Vietnam and Indonesia, December 10, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Dong.
Vietnam's head coach Park Hang-seo has been fined $5,000 and banned from directing four friendly matches by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The decision was announced Monday by the federation’s disciplinary tribunal as punishment for the red card shown by the head coach of the Vietnamese men’s team during the SEA Games match against Indonesia in December.

The coach is required to pay the fine in 30 days.

The AFC also warned that the South Korean coach could face heavier penalties if similar actions were repeated in the future.

The decision allows Park to manage the team during official tournaments like the Asian World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

Park was shown a red card in the 77th minute of the 2019 SEA Games men's football final after he stepped onto the field and argued with the referees about a foul against one of his players, Nguyen Trong Hoang.

After the match, he admitted his impatience and made a public apology. Vietnam won the match and brought home their first-ever gold medal in SEA Games men's football.

Vietnam will play a friendly against Iraq on March 26, before their 2022 World Cup qualifier match against Malaysia on March 31.

Park Hang-seo receives a red card at the 2019 SEA Games final between Vietnam and Indonesia.

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