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FIFA fines Russian Football Union for fans’ discriminatory misconduct

May 08, 18:06 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Russian Football Union has been sanctioned with a fine of CHF 30,000 for discriminatory chants by fans during the international friendly match between Russia and France

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MOSCOW, May 8. /TASS/. FIFA has slapped the Russian Football Union with a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs for abusive behavior by local fans at the Russia-France game that was played in St Petersburg on March 27.

"FIFA can today confirm that the Russian Football Union has been sanctioned with a fine of CHF 30,000 for discriminatory chants by fans during the international friendly match between Russia and France played in Saint Petersburg on 27 March 2018," it said in a press release.

"Following a thorough investigation including the review of video evidence, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee chaired by Anin Yeboah, after analysing all the specific circumstances of the case, in particular the gravity of the incident but also the limited number of fans involved, decided that the Russian Football Union was liable for a breach of Article 58 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code," FIFA said.

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