Soccer-Mexico keeper arrested after party in hotel room - report

MEXICO CITY, June 9 Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:02am BST

MEXICO CITY, June 9 (Reuters) - Mexico goalkeeper and captain Oswaldo Sanchez was arrested in a Chicago hotel when celebrations got out of hand following a 4-0 friendly win over Peru, a Mexican newspaper reported on Monday.

El Universal said on its Web site (www.eluniversal.com.mx) that Sanchez, who has won 89 caps, was held for two hours after a group of players partied in a room and the noise disturbed other guests.

"The police turned up to stop the trouble-makers and Sanchez resisted, for which he was held for two hours and had to pay bail of $1,000," said the report, adding that Sanchez would have to appear in court on July 11.

Mexico, who recently named former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson as their new coach, had gone into Sunday's match under pressure following a 4-1 defeat by Argentina.

Eriksson will take over from caretaker Jesus Ramirez at the end of the month.

Mexico kick off their qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup against Belize in Houston on Sunday. The second leg of the second preliminary round tie is in Monterrey on June 21.

(Reporting by Armando Tovar; Editing by Ed Osmond)