FIFA probe Russia over racist chants

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against World Cup hosts Russia over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele were allegedly targeted by racist chanting during the match in Saint Petersburg last month. “We have no further comment at this stage,” the FIFA spokesman told AFP.
The Russian Football Union (RFU) said it was ready to cooperate with FIFA’S probe. “We launched our own internal investigation the day after the match,” RFU antidiscrimination officer Alexander Baranov said. “All international matches are played under the jurisdiction of FIFA. We opened it to understand what happened for ourselves. We have sent inquiries to the interior department.” Baranov added that the RFU was “in dialogue with FIFA. We are ready to send them our findings – there is no problem there

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