- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

ZURICH (AP) - FIFA says Chile has been banned from playing a World Cup qualifier at its national stadium and the country’s soccer federation has been fined because of the repeated discriminatory and unsporting conduct of its fans.

In a Tuesday statement, FIFA says the ban applies for the March 28 game against Venezuela at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago. The federation was fined 65,000 Swiss francs ($66,300) for two unspecified cases.

FIFA says its disciplinary committee also fined several other federations for crowd trouble: Honduras (65,000 Swiss francs), Albania (50,000), El Salvador (45,000), Italy (30,000), Mexico (30,000), Peru (30,000), Paraguay (25,000), Argentina (25,000), Canada (20,000) and Brazil (20,000).

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide