FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism

FIFA has admitted that it would be using the next World Cup to display FIFA's zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination, in view of receiving widespread criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

FIFA to 'intensify' efforts to counter racism

Wellington: FIFA has admitted that it would be using the next World Cup to display FIFA's zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination, in view of receiving widespread criticism of its lackluster efforts in Brazil.

FIFA said that it would help train and appoint anti-discrimination officers to work at qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It further said that it would guide its 209 member federations toward best practice on policy, education, and cooperation with civil society partners.

The task force, headed by FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb, held a meeting yesterday in order to tackle longstanding racism problem s, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Earlier, Webb had pointed out the failures to collect evidence and prosecute disciplinary cases in Brazil.

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