Queiroz, reporter come to blows

LISBON - Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz came to blows with a reporter at Lisbon airport on Saturday as they both headed for the Euro 2012 draw in Warsaw, media reports said.

LISBON - Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz came to blows with a reporter at Lisbon airport on Saturday as they both headed for the Euro 2012 draw in Warsaw, media reports said.

"After an exchange of insults, Queiroz got out of his chair and twice punched (SIC television commentator Jorge) Baptista," sports daily Record reported.

Record added the pair had to be separated.

Former Real Madrid coach and ex-Manchester United assistant boss Queiroz told TSF on arrival in Warsaw that there had been "a bitter exchange of words" of a "personal" nature but denied punching anyone.

He stated that he and Baptista had indulged in "shoving, nothing more".

Baptista told Portuguese news agency Lusa he had been "provoked and attacked".

The Portuguese Football Federation refused to comment. - Sapa-AFP

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