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FIFA disbands anti-racism task force

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FARE says banana thrown Rostov-Eindhoven Champions League game

In a match with a flurry of goals, Luuk de Jong's score seconds before half-time secured a 2-2 draw for PSV against Rostov.
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FARE says Rostov fans threw a banana on the field during Wednesday's UCL draw vs. PSV Eindhoven.

MOSCOW -- Russian club FC Rostov are likely to face a UEFA disciplinary case for fan racism after a banana was thrown onto the field during a Champions League game against PSV Eindhoven.

The FARE Network, which monitors racist incidents for UEFA, said the banana was thrown about eight minutes into Wednesday's 2-2 draw.

The banana remained on the field for at least 15 minutes.

FARE director Piara Powar said the body will send an official notification to UEFA.

FIFA plans to introduce anti-racism regulations ahead of 2018 World Cup

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FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura said the organisation is working closely with Russia to formulate tough anti-discrimination regulations for the 2018 World Cup after it emerged that it was disbanding its anti-racism task force.

FIFA wrote to members of the task force to say that it has "completely fulfilled its temporary mission" and "is hereby dissolved and no longer in operation."  

"I have been to Russia twice since I came into office," Samoura said. "We are working with the authorities...

 By PA Sport

Prince Ali: Ending FIFA's racism task force is 'ridiculous' and 'shameful'

Prince Ali bin Hussein has blasted FIFA for ending its anti-racism task force.

Former FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan has attacked the decision to disband the FIFA anti-racism task force as "ridiculous" and "shameful."

In a statement posted on Twitter, Prince Ali described FIFA's stance that the task force had completed its mission as "incredibly worrying."

FIFA's decision was communicated in a letter to the task force's members this weekend and then reiterated by new secretary general Fatma Samoura at the Soccerex conference in Manchester on Monday.

Samoura,...

FIFA disbands anti-racism task force ahead of 2018 Russia World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino backs new UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and denies his own influence in the election.
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FIFA have trumpeted the successes of campaigns like the 'Say No to Racism' initiative.

FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior in 2018 World Cup host Russia.

FIFA wrote to members of the task force to say that it has "completely fulfilled its temporary mission" and "is hereby dissolved and no longer in operation."

"I wish I could say that I am shocked by the decision, but unfortunately I am not," task force member Osasu Obayiuwana told The Associated Press on Sunday. "The problem of racism in...