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The full-back has quit the international set-up after falling out with his coach and has been criticised due to the timing of his decision

Portuguese FA president Gilberto Madail has criticised Jose Bosingwa for his decision to quit the national side.

The Chelsea man was omitted from Portugal's squad to face Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Euro 2012 play-offs, with coach Paulo Bento claiming he had doubts over the full-back's attitude.

The 29-year-old retorted by questioning Bento's abilities to manage the side and announced he would not play under the former midfielder.

Madail was not impressed by the player's decision and voiced his disappointment over the situation.

"These type of incidents are always a nuisance, particularly on the eve of such important games," he told Radio Renaissance.

"Paulo Bento has to decide how to understand his comments, so I have nothing to say on this, besides the inappropriateness of the timing."

The executive also stated that Bento has created a harmonious camp and Bosingwa's words have the ability to destabilise this.

"The current national selector has installed an excellent environment.

''These situations affect the performance of some players. I think it is an outburst from someone who wanted to be selected and was not," he concluded.

Bosingwa is not the first big name player to retire from the international team under Bento, as Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho quit the Portugal set-up after a spat with the coach.

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