- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (AP) - Trinidad and Tobago captain Dwight Yorke has been suspended for four matches and was fined $4,200 for his red card last month in a World Cup qualifier.

The ban means Yorke will have to sit out the Soca Warriors’ next four qualifiers, including an April 1 visit to Nashville, Tenn., to play the United States.

Yorke got his second yellow card when he complained to the referee after the match in El Salvador ended in a 2-2 tie on Osmael Romero’s free kick in stoppage time.

Trinidad’s soccer federation said Yorke “complained to the referee for the safety and security of his players in view of the fact that missiles were being hurled onto the field” and that Yorke denied using obscene language.

Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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