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Mourinho Suspects Problems With FIFA Coach Vote

posted 19 Mar 2013, 17:06 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 19 Mar 2013, 17:06 ]

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says he did not attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala because he was told by some of those who voted for him that their votes showed up as supporting other candidates instead.

MADRIDSPAIN (MARCH 19, 2013) (RTP) -  Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho did not attend the FIFA Ballon d'Or gala because he was warned by some of those who voted for him as coach of the year that their votes showed up as supporting other candidates instead.

"Do I regret not attending the gala? No, it was the right decision. More than one, two or three people called me and told me that they had voted for me but they appeared in another vote so I decided not to go," Mourinho told RTP television on Tuesday (March 19) in excerpts from an interview that was recorded in Madrid.

The Portuguese coach and former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola lost the 2012 FIFA coach award to Spain's Vicente del Bosque at January's gala.

FIFA said in a statement: "FIFA confirms that the list of votes published on FIFA.com is accurate."


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