Mexico followers BANNED from house World Cup qualifiers towards Jamaica and Canada because of homophobic chanting… as Mexican FA chief fears supporter conduct may harm their function as 2026 World Cup co-hosts
- Mexico followers have been banned from two house 2022 World Cup qualifiers
- Supporters made homophobic chants throughout two Olympic qualifying video games
- Video games towards Jamaica and Canada will happen behind closed doorways
- Mexico are because of host the 2026 World Cup with the USA and Canada
FIFA have banned Mexico followers from attending their nation’s first two house 2022 World Cup qualifiers after making homophobic chants throughout two Olympic qualifying video games in March.
FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee additionally fined Mexico’s Soccer Federation (FMF) £47,000 for chants from supporters throughout video games towards the Dominican Republic on March 18 and the USA on March 24.
Mexico’s video games towards Jamaica on September 2 and Canada on October 7 within the last spherical of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying might be performed in empty stadiums because of the sanctions.
FIFA have banned Mexico followers from attending their nation’s first two house 2022 World Cup qualifiers after making homophobic chants throughout two Olympic qualifying video games in March
Their video games towards Jamaica and Canada will now happen behind closed doorways
‘I hope that is the primary and final sanction that FIFA imposes,’ FMF president Yon de Luisa informed a information convention.
FIFA has additionally launched a separate investigation towards the FMF in relation to homophobic chants by Mexico followers throughout a pleasant towards Iceland in Arlington, Texas on Might 29.
De Luisa stated there’s a danger to Mexico’s involvement within the 2026 World Cup – which they’re set to co-host with the USA and Canada – if fan behaviour doesn’t enhance.
Mexico’s soccer president Yon de Luisa is anxious the sanction might harm their function as co-hosts of the 2026 World Cup
‘How can we host a World Cup if we’re going to have our stadiums empty?’ he added.
‘If we do not cease now, the implications for Mexican soccer may very well be devastating.’
The homophobic chant stems from a cheer that Mexican followers make when the opposition goalkeeper takes a goal-kick.
The phrase interprets to a male prostitute and supporters have come underneath fireplace for his or her repeated use of it throughout matches.
The Mexican soccer federation have been fined £7,600 when followers directed the mantra in the direction of Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer through the 2018 World Cup.
Within the following yr FIFA introduced that a number of disciplinary sanctions together with fines, enjoying video games behind closed doorways, deduction of factors or forfeit recreation and exclusion from a contest or event might all be imposed sooner or later.
The Mexican soccer federation have been fined £7,600 when followers directed the mantra in the direction of Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer through the 2018 World Cup