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    Irish international soccer star, George Best, who in May told the world he was quitting the sport, is back with his team, England's first division Manchester United.

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    Irish international soccer star, George Best, who in May told the world he was quitting the sport, is back with his team, England's first division Manchester United. But on Friday (21 July), he was suspended by his club for two weeks.

    They've also ordered him to move into the home of their youth coach, thereby losing the domestic freedom that has often been the source of Best's troubles in the past. The two-week suspension will cost the star about 400-sterling and will mean missing the club's four-match pre-season tour.

    Best was informed of the punishment by Manchester United's team manager, Frank O'Farrell. The penalties are for two breaches of discipline: failing to turn up for a match in Israel and writing a newspaper article without permission.

    The game in Israel was played after Best had announced his retirement from the game and before the change of mind. Best had said he was quitting because of severe mental and physical fatigue. But now he says he feels as fit as ever and is looking forward to playing again.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACP6RJ8U4CKENOSAUMDSSCHAAL
    Media URN:
    VLVACP6RJ8U4CKENOSAUMDSSCHAAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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