Andre Villas-Boas faces AFC’s ban over outburst against Guangzhou Evergrande

Andre Villas-Boas may face the prospect of watching his Shanghai SIPG side against Urawa Red Diamonds in the Asian Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.

The Portuguese coach is currently under investigation by the AFC’s disciplinary committee following his outburst in the aftermath of SIPG’s dramatic quarter-final win over fellow Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.

A decision on whether Villas-Boas will be punished and, if so, the sanction he will face will be made ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Urawa at Saitama Stadium outside Tokyo.

Villas Boas served a two-game ban in the CSL earlier this year for questioning the eight-match suspension handed down to Oscar.

On Friday, the 39-year-old was sent to the stands for repeatedly questioning refereeing decisions as his side defeated Beijing Guoan to close the gap on leaders Guangzhou.