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FIFA fines 5 countries for anti-gay chants in games

13 January 2016, 21:38

Zurich - FIFA has fined Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for anti-gay chants by their national team's fans.

Also read: FIFA Gen Sec Jerome Valcke sacked

FIFA says the "insulting and discriminatory chants" came during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup.

Chile's fine is the biggest at 70,000 Swiss francs ($70,000) over cases at four different matches. The governing body imposed fines of 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,000) on Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

FIFA added that "proceedings against the Honduras Football Association for apparent homophobic chants by its supporters are ongoing."

- AP


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