AIFF Disciplinary Committee fine Pires and reduces Habas’ ban
On October 25, 2014, Robert Pires, playing in the Indian Super League (ISL)1 for FC Goa2, and Atletico de Kolkata3 coach Antonio Lopez Habas filed reports on an alleged incident from October 23, 2014, where Habas “reportedly punched” Pires during half-time.4 According to Pires’ statements, which FC Goa coach, Zico, confirmed, the incident occurred in the tunnel as both teams left for half time, when Pires was punched in the face by Habas.5
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Manali previously researched on sports and society in India, specifically focusing on the influence of sport on the gender divide in India. She joined LawInSport in September 2013 as a research assistant providing updates on Indian sports law.