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FIFA President Blatter Says Stadium Closures Are 'Excessive' Punishment For Racism

04 / 18 / 14

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has claimed punishing fans' racist behavior by closing stadiums is "extremely dubious" and "unduly excessive," according to the PA. Blatter said that sporting sanctions such as points deductions that "cause real hurt to" clubs are a better punishment than closing part or...

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08/05/13
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08/01/13
China Misses Out On EPL Jamboree

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08/01/13
Argentine FA Bans Visiting Fans

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Tags: International Football, South America

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KFA: Japan Provoked S. Korean Fans

The Korean FA has defended the country's ManU supporters group "for unfurling a politically-charged banner at Sunday's East Asian Cup game against Japan" and said that Japanese fans had incited trouble by raising the "rising sun" flag, according to Narae Kim of REUTERS. Korean fans "unfurl ...

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