ZURICH – Wereldvoetbalbond FIFA is still afraid of racism during the matches of the world cup in Russia.
Chairman Gianni Infantino FIFA
,,It is absolutely a risk. The fight against racism remains a major problem,” says president Gianni Infantino of FIFA in the Swiss newspaper Blick. ,,The problem may certainly not be underestimated.”
Racism is also very common in the Russian football. Especially dark players are regularly the target of insults from the stands. The European football body, UEFA has in recent years, many Russian club already fined for discriminatory spreekkoren.
The FIFA launched last year in the tournament for the Confederations Cup have already taken the racism to combat. Infantino let us know that these measures also for the coming world cup. ,,Observers are present in the stadium to at the slightest manifestation of racism from the audience sound the alarm. Referees the contests shut-down and in the extreme case, cease.”
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