Serie A - Juventus may punish Vidal

Fri, 11 Nov 15:18:00 2011

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal could face disciplinary action from his club after he was kicked out of the Chile squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

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The 24-year-old was one of five members of La Roja's squad sent home by manager Claudio Borghi on Wednesday for turning up 45 minutes late for training, reportedly still drunk after being given the previous evening off.

Vidal, Jorge Valdivia, Jean Beausejour, Gonzalo Jara and Carlos Carmona were all named by Borghi in a press conference in which he announced they would be not feature in the CONMEBOL group matches against Uruguay and Paraguay.

Juve director Giuseppe Marotta did not rule out the possibility of sanctioning the player they signed from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

"Once we verify what happened then we will decide what action we need to take. Vidal risks a fine," Marotta told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "In any case, we are waiting for a detailed report of what happened. We will then speak to the player and then see what we need to do."

Vidal has made five starts for Juve since his £11 million move, and scored his first goal for the bianconeri in the 4-1 home win over Parma in September.


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