FIFA news

FIFA proposes sanctions for racist abuse

February 15, 2013
By Associated Press
ZURICH -- FIFA aims to approve tougher sanctions for racist abuse at soccer matches when its 209 member nations meet at the FIFA Congress in May.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter led a meeting Friday of its Strategic Committee, which included UEFA president Michel Platini, and discussed combatting racism and match-fixing.

Blatter has previously said point deductions and relegation punishments are needed as disciplinary options to help deal with discrimination at matches.

Read more

ESPN Conversations