FIFA punishes 11 soccer federations for crowd trouble
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 05, 2016 09:41 AM
FILE - In this July 4, 2015, file photo, Chile's fans wave flags before the Copa America final soccer match between Chile and Argentina at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile. FIFA announced on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, that Chile National Stadium has received a one game ban from the World Cup elimination round and that the Chilean Soccer Federation has been fined, because of unsportsmanlike and discriminatory conduct by the fans during the last couple of games. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko,File)ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says Chile has been banned from playing a World Cup qualifier at its national stadium and the country's soccer federation has been fined because of the repeated discriminatory and unsporting conduct of its fans.
In a Tuesday statement, FIFA says the ban applies for the March 28 game against Venezuela at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago. The federation was fined 65,000 Swiss francs ($66,300) for two unspecified cases.
FIFA says its disciplinary committee also fined several other federations for crowd trouble: Honduras (65,000 Swiss francs), Albania (50,000), El Salvador (45,000), Italy (30,000), Mexico (30,000), Peru (30,000), Paraguay (25,000), Argentina (25,000), Canada (20,000) and Brazil (20,000).