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UEFA ratifies 10-match racism ban

May 23, 2013
By ESPN staff
Racist abuse by players or officials will carry a minimum 10-match suspension, the UEFA executive committee has confirmed.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino announced the changes in April and they will be included in next season's disciplinary regulations. UEFA is only able to enforce measures in its own competitions but will ask its 53 members to follow its lead at the congress on Friday.

"An association should adopt the same or similar measures,'' Infantino said. ''UEFA ...

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