Soccer: UEFA launching disciplinary proceedings against Wenger

LONDON (Reuters) – On Friday UEFA launched disciplinary proceedings against Arsene Wenger, the French manager of Arsenal, for communicating by phone with his assistant during a game when he was suspended.

Wenger was sitting in the lodge leaders on Tuesday in the 1-0 victory for his team against Udinese in play-off to the Champions League, and held talks with Boro Primorac via his mobile phone during the meeting.

“According to the UEFA disciplinary regulations, a manager can not communicate with his team during a match in which he is suspended and the meeting should follow only the stands,” said the governing body of European football in a statement.

Wenger, who said earlier this week he was confused by the rules, could now face a possible extension to his ban when the case is discussed on Monday.

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