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Mexico face FIFA action over homophobic chants against Germany during 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.

Published: 19th June 2018 03:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2018 03:14 AM   |  A+A-

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer walks past as Mexico players celebrate after defeating Germany 1-0 in their group F match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. | AP

By AFP

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.

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.



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  • Barb

    I was under the impression that sexual preferences are outdated and only spoken of by the very primitive
    3 years ago reply
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