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FIFA Defends Decision To Scrap Anti-Racism Taskforce As Critics Speak Out

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 27 / 16

FIFA has defended its decision "to scrap an anti-racism taskforce," with critics branding the move "shameful," according to the BBC. The FIFA Taskforce Against Racism & Discrimination was set up in '13 to "develop strategies to tackle the issue." FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samba Diou...

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