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FIFA closes case of alleged racism in U17 WC final

2018-04-19 12:18
Rhian Brewster.(Getty Images)

Zurich - FIFA has closed an investigation into a Spain player allegedly racially abusing an England opponent in the Under-17 World Cup final.

FIFA says its disciplinary panel dismissed the charge due to "lack of sufficient evidence that could corroborate the English player's claim."

It is the third recent case of a high-profile allegation of racist abuse of black players being closed without action.

The latest incident during England's 5-2 win in India last October had "a thorough investigation," FIFA says.

In March, UEFA ended two investigations citing a lack of verifiable evidence.

Those claims were made by Borussia Dortmund forward Michy Batshuayi against Italian club Atalanta, and Liverpool youth forward Rhian Brewster against a Spartak Moscow opponent.

Brewster also played for England in the Under-17 World Cup final.

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