FIFA has made cracking down on homophobic chants a priority at the 2017 Confederations Cup, and their actions for the most part seem to be working.
With two Confederations Cup participants racking up the fines for homophobic chants from fans, FIFA is allowing referees to stop matches for fan behavior.
The October FIFA international break featured more World Cup Qualifiers and more fines from soccer’s governing body for fan homophobia.
FIFA has issued its latest round of fines for incidents at qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup, and a number of nations received fines for fan homophobia.
FIFA has released their latest round of fines related to fan homophobia, covering World Cup Qualifying matches over the last few months.
Last week FIFA issued nearly $150,000 in fines to soccer federations for fans’ homophobic chants, and Mexico is now appealing the judgment against them.
After brushing off fans’ chants at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, FIFA has levied fines against a number of countries for homophobia at several 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
US Women’s National Team midfielder Megan Rapinoe and head coach Jill Ellis are on the short lists for 2015 FIFA year-end awards.
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