Monday, February 12, 2007

Court gives FIFA power to punish clubs over racism

Speaking on the 50th anniversary of the African Football Federation, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, said a Swiss federal tribunal had given the world football governing body the right to severely punish clubs which tolerate racism."The (Swiss) federal tribunal said FIFA has the right to give financial fines, has the right to deduct points, has the right to relegate a team and disqualify a team," he told Reuters in Khartoum. "This is a force that the federal tribunal has given to FIFA and with that we can apply in the future all the necessary measures to intervene."

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