posted on Jun, 26 2003 @ 12:09 PM
Argentina striker Ariel Ortega has been handed a lengthy suspension by FIFA and fined Ł6.5million 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.