FIFA investigates with the Russian Federation on racist chants

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 – 1:27 PM
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 – 1:27 PM

The World Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) announced on Tuesday that disciplinary action against the Russian Federation has begun on allegations of racist chants during the friendly match between Russia and France in St Petersburg in March.

According to media reports, a group of fans mimicked the voices of monkeys, targeting French players including Paul Bogba during the match at St Petersburg Stadium, one of the stadiums to host the 2018 World Cup in Russia, including one of the semi-finals.
“There is no place for racism on football grounds, we have to move together at the European and international levels to counter this unacceptable behavior,” French sports minister Laura Flesil commented on those alleged abuses, saying through her Twitter account.

Russia continues its efforts to solve the problem of racism among football fans, but critics believe the problem still needs much more effort.
The European Football Federation (UEFA) began in March disciplinary action against Zenit St. Petersburg, because of allegations of racist chants of Nabi Keita midfielder Leipzig of Germany.

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