SOCHI, Russia -- Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio apologized following El Tri's 2-1 victory over New Zealand, after TV cameras caught him shouting a foul-mouthed word in English towards the opposition bench.
Osorio said in the post match news conference that he was infuriated with the words of one of New Zealand's assistant coaches, who the Colombian alleged swore at him in Spanish during the first half.
"I want to take the opportunity to offer an apology to all the TV viewers," Osorio said.
"Evidently I went too far, specifically with one of their assistants ... We always understood and respected their playing idea, a very direct type of football, with a lot of contact.
"But when [the assistant] crossed the line and it becomes an outrage against Fair Play, that's where the limit in accepting things reaches."
The Colombian manager wouldn't state the exact words that were used, but said New Zealand's assistant knew exactly what they were.
The game was marred with niggling incidents, but it boiled over late on as the teams clashed following a hard foul.