posted on Jun, 26 2003 @ 12:09 PM
Argentina striker Ariel Ortega has been handed a lengthy suspension by FIFA and fined £6.5million for walking out on his contract at Fenerbahce.
The former Valencia, Sampdoria and Parma star joined Fener from River Plate last summer but, after signing a four-year contract, walked out on the
Istanbul club in February.
He played 17 games, scoring five times, before leaving in acrimonious circumstances claiming the club had broken a string of promises.