BUENOS AIRES - Alfio Basile's favourite player Juan Roman Riquelme will miss the start of his new spell as Boca Juniors coach due to a one-match suspension. The Argentine Football Association said on its website it was suspending Riquelme for an "insolent remark". The midfielder was sent off for dissent in Boca's last match of the Clausura championship at Colon last weekend. Basile, in charge for a year from mid-2005, marks his return to Boca in their opening match of the 2009-10 season's Apertura championship starting in mid-August. Clausura champions Velez Sarsfield will be without Maxi Moralez after the midfielder's sending off in Sunday's title decider against Huracan for taking his shirt off to celebrate his winning goal also earned him a one-match suspension.
8 July 2009
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