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Teams Could Be Expelled Or Relegated Under New FIFA Racism Guidelines

Teams to be expelled or relegated from competitions for serious incidents of racism.

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Teams found guilty of serious incidents of racism could be relegated or expelled from competitions under a powerful new resolution voted in by FIFA.

A first or minor offence could result in a fine while repeat offenders or serious incidents will lead to points deductions or possibly relegation.

The measures were passed with a 99 per cent majority at the world governing body’s congress in Mauritius.

FIFA has come under scrutiny in the past for not doing enough to curb racism in football following scandals involving Luis Suarez and John Terry.

Racist chanting halted a game between AC Milan and Roma earlier this month, with Roma being fined only 50,000 euros by the Italian FA.

But FIFA president Sepp Blatter now believes that football can show the way in the fight against racism.

“Football can show the way. We can make a difference. With our newly-formed task force, led by Jeffrey Webb, and the tough resolution before you this week, we can send a strong signal to the racists that their time is up,” Blatter is quoted as saying by the BBC.


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