Posted: Saturday December 29, 2012 5:45 AM

India's national football body bans prominent club

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NEW DELHI (AP) -The All India Football Federation has banned popular club Mohun Bagan from its league for two years for refusing to take the field after an injury to one of its players because of crowd trouble.

The AIFF announced Saturday that the club would not be allowed to take further part in the I-League and would also be banned for the next two editions.

Bagan was trailing 1-0 against East Bengal on Dec. 9 when its star player Syed Rahim Nabi was hit on the jaw with a stone hurled from the stands. The match resumed after a 13-minute interruption but Bagan refused to take the field in the second half.

Bagan, the country's oldest club having been founded in 1889, may face additional sanctions after a meeting on Jan. 9.

 
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