Mexico face FIFA action over 'homophobic' chants

2018-06-18 22:23
fifa
Fifa (Getty Images)

Moscow - FIFA said Monday it had opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after supporters allegedly shouted a homophobic slur during the World Cup match against Germany.

READ: Blatter to defy FIFA ban, WILL attend World Cup

The world football body gave no details of the nature of the insults but media reports said Mexican fans aimed the shouts at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Mexico inflicted a shock 1-0 defeat on the World Cup holders in the match on Sunday.

FIFA took no action when the same chant was widely heard when Mexico played at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

It now takes a harder line and other Latin American teams have been fined for the same chant.

Read more on: mexico fifa soccer

More In This Category

Germany's long-serving team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt quit after 23 years in the job, becoming the first casualty of the country's World Cup flop.
Croatian media say that forward Nikola Kalinic has not accepted the silver medal his team won at the World Cup in Russia because he was sent home early in the competition
Eden Hazard is sensationally set to hold talks with Real Madrid to become the latest Galactico as attacker edges closer to a Chelsea exit.
Croatian central defender Duje Caleta-Car has signed a five-year contract with French club Marseille for an undisclosed fee, the club announced.