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FIFA fines Mexico & Serbia football federations

World Cup: FIFA fines the Mexican and Serbian football federations

June 20, 2018 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The FAs of both Mexico and Serbia have been hit with fines by world football’s governing body, FIFA.

The disciplinary proceedings which were opened on the events that took place during Mexico’s 1-0 win over Germany have been concluded. On Wednesday, FIFA confirmed that the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has been has been handed a CHF 10,000 (£7,616/$10,035) fine as a result of its fans directing "discriminatory and insulting chants" at German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer at the World Cup.

A statement released by FIFA, in accordance, reads as follows:

"The decision was passed after a thorough assessment of the relevant match reports, the FMF's precedents and the evidence provided, which included videos of the incidents as well as examples of certain sustainable actions taken by the FMF to raise awareness among its supporters.

"Moreover, the disciplinary committee gave a warning to the FMF, who may face additional sanctions in case of repeated infringements of this type."

Similarly, the Serbia Football Association has fined CHF 10,000 (£7,616/$10,035) as punishment after Serbian fans displayed an "offensive and political banner" in their opening game against Costa Rica.



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