Thursday, 15 June 2017

Referees Can Stop Games Over Fan Abuse - FIFA

Referees will be allowed to stop and abandon games if they notice any discrimination from fans in the Confederations Cup this year.
The measure is part of the "three step procedure" of FIFA, that gives officials the power to stop, suspend and finally call off matches over fan behaviour.
"These are ground-breaking changes in the fight against discrimination," said Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

"Both initiatives are extra tools for the referees and match officials to prevent discriminatory attitudes and ensure that the atmosphere in the stadium is one of fair play and respect."
The 2017 Confederations Cup is the 10th edition of the international tournament, which is contested by the holders of each of the six regional championships, along with the World Cup holder and the host nation.

As hosts of the 2018 World Cup, Russia will also host the 2017 event.

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