Australian goalkeeping coach Hans Segers was suspended for the Socceroos' Asian Cup round of 16 clash with Uzbekistan, the AFC have revealed.
Segers received a one-match ban and $US10,000 (A$14,000) fine after he used "abusive language" towards the Syrian bench during Australia's 3-2 group stage win in Al Ain.
It's understood the incident happened after Tom Rogic scored a 93rd-minute winner for the Socceroos in the clash.
Segers served a one-match ban in Tuesday's (AEDT) clash with Uzbekistan, which Australia won 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw with the White Wolves.
The ex-PSV Eindhoven and Wimbledon goalkeeper will be back on the bench for Australia's quarter-final with the UAE in Al Ain on Saturday morning (AEDT).
An AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee decision statement released on Thursday states Segers faces "more severe punishment" for any repeat violations.