FIFA warns Aussie fans after homophobic chants

2018-07-13 12:54
Australian fans (Getty)

Cape Town - FIFA say it has issues Australian football's governing body with a warning after supporters allegedly sang homophobic songs during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

According to the Stuff.co.nz website, the Australian Football Federation (FFA) received an official warning after a group of Australian supporters allegedly engaged in homophobic chanting during their tournament opener against France in Kazan.

Australia lost the match 2-1. 

"We can confirm that FIFA's Disciplinary Committee issued a warning to the Australian Football Federation related to a very small group of fans (four) singing a homophobic chant during the 2018 FIFA World Cup match between France and Australia," a FIFA statement read

"As usual, the decision was passed after having analysed the respective evidences at hand and after having taken into account all factors surrounding the infringement, including the fact that the incident was triggered by a very small group of fans."

Australia did not get out of the group stages in Russia while France will contest Sunday's final against Croatia.

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