Everton manager Roberto Martinez has joined the England team on the World Cup casualty list by having his tournament accreditation taken away. FIFA took action against Martinez, who is working as a pundit for American channel ESPN, after he allowed his accreditation to be used by someone else who wanted to watch Holland train. The FIFA pass is strictly non-transferable with the terms and conditions that the Spaniard would have signed before receiving the accreditation informing him it could be withdrawn for regulation breaches. The transgression took place last week and is understood to have been spotted by security at Holland’s Rio practice facility at the Flamengo Sports Club. There would be extra sensitivity about the real Martinez being at Dutch training in any case with Holland manager Louis van Gaal becoming a Premier League rival next season as the new manager of Manchester United.
Roberto Martinez joins England on casualty list after his accreditation is removed for letting someone else use it
Daily Mail | Jun 23