Ukraine to play behind closed doors

September 27, 2013
By ESPN Staff
FIFA has ordered Ukraine to play their next World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium after their fans hurled racist abuse during a match against San Marino.

FIFA said in a statement Friday that "several racist and discriminatory incidents were apparently perpetrated by local supporters during the match, in particular by displaying neo-Nazi banners and by making 'monkey noises and gestures' as well as Nazi salutes."

The sanction means Ukraine will host Poland on Oct. 11 in an ...

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