“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Mexican Football Association due to chanting by Mexican supporters during the Mexico v Poland FIFA World Cup match played on 22 November. The proceedings were opened on the basis of Article 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, ” read a statement from the governing body on Wednesday.
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The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) was previously sanctioned by FIFA due to repeated anti-gay goalkeeper chants that have been heard on al tri Matches, which have sometimes been stopped due to a three-step process to prevent offensive shouting.
Last year, FIFA reduced Mexico’s penalty for discriminatory fan chants from two World Cup qualifying matches to one, as the FMF pledged to run an educational and enforcement campaign for matches at home and in the US, and said That would be a five-year ban from stadiums. were given to fans found chanting.
It is not clear from the statement whether FIFA’s latest action is due to anti-gay chants or other behavior of Mexico supporters.
On Tuesday, FIFA announced that the Ecuadorian Football Association was also under investigation for “chants by Ecuadorian supporters during”. Queue v. The Ecuadorian FIFA World Cup match was played on 20 November. The opening match of the World Cup was seen in Ecuador Hosts Qatar were defeated 2-0.
FIFA gave no timetable for dealing with the cases against the Mexican and Ecuadorian federations, which are responsible for fan behavior at games, and did not say what the possible penalties could be.