12 Aug 2011

Romania ban Mutu for life

6:26 am on 12 August 2011

Troubled striker Adrian Mutu has been expelled from the Romanian national football team for life after spending a night drinking with a team-mate ahead of a friendly against San Marino.

West Bromwich Albion defender Gabriel Tamas, who was with the Cesena striker at the time, shared the same fate.

Romania went on to beat San Marino 1-0.

Local media said that Mutu and Tamas, who had been involved in drinking bouts before, had gone out partying on Monday evening despite strict orders from the coach.