Carlos Queiroz To File Criminal Complaint Against Portuguese Football Federation

Former Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has filed a criminal complaint against the Portuguese Football Federation.
Former Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has made the decision to file a criminal complaint against the FPF (Portuguese Football Federation) over his sacking earlier this month.

"I’ve instructed my lawyers to formalise a criminal complaint. There were strong indications of procedural fraud in the various phases of the process that led to my firing by the Portuguese Football Federation," Queiroz was quoted as saying by Lusa News Agency.

Queiroz was sacked as Portugal gaffer due to a row with anti-doping officials last May ahead of the 2010 World Cup, which eventually led to a one-month ban by the FPF and a six-month ban by the Anti-Doping Committee.

The former Real Madrid coach opted to appeal his bans and the FPF agreed to annul Queiroz's one-month suspension earlier this week. CAS has now accepted Queiroz's request to have his six-month ban suspended until his appeal is fully reviewed by the international institution.

The decision means that Queiroz can now coach clubs or national teams until CAS has reviewed the appeal. The 57-year-old is believed to be in the frame for the vacant Ukraine national team's coaching job.

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