Fri 03 September 2021 | 17:25

FIFA to take actions over racist abuse aimed at England players

FIFA has promised to take "adequate actions” after Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham faced racist abuse during their World Cup 2022 qualifier against Hungary in Budapest.

Raheem Sterling


Jude Bellingham

were both subjected to monkey chants and gestures during


’s 4-0 win over


on Thursday.

FIFA has promised to take necessary actions when it receives reports from match officials and delegates who attended the match in Budapest.

"First and foremost, FIFA strongly rejects any form of racism and violence and has a very clear zero tolerance stance for such behavior in football,"

a FIFA statement said


"FIFA will take adequate actions as soon as it receives match reports concerning yesterday's Hungary-England game.

"With regards to the previous UEFA sanction against Hungary, please note that as specified by UEFA at the time, this sanction is to be served in UEFA competitions."

Hungary will play their next two UEFA competition matches behind closed doors.

England manager

Gareth Southgate

said he had not heard the abuse.

He added:

"It sounds like there have been some incidents and everybody knows what we stand for as a team and that that's completely unacceptable."

source: SportMob

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