FA bans Jose Mourinho's assistant Rui Faria 6 games

Chelsea assistant coach Rui Faria, left, has been suspended six games for verbally abusing a referee.
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LONDON (AP) - The English Football Association has given an assistant to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho a six-match stadium ban for misconduct on the touchline.

During Chelsea's loss to Sunderland 12 days ago, the FA says Rui Faria used ''abuse and/or insulting words'' toward the fourth official.

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Faria also admitted to improper conduct over his behavior when ordered by the referee to leave the technical area.

The FA's independent regulatory commission also fined Faria 30,000 pounds ($50,700) and warned him about his future conduct.

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