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2018 World Cup Draw: Mexico in Group F

The draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was held this Friday, with Mexico being placed into Group F.

El Tri will face Germany, Sweden, and South Korea.

Mexico will open their World Cup campaign against the reigning champions Germany on June 17th before facing South Korea on the 23rd and wrapping up group play against Sweden on the 27th.

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FIFA Fines Mexico Yet Again for Homophobic Chants

FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for incidents in recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, and, as has become customary, Mexico is once again present due to homophobic chanting.

The latest round of disciplinary action was announced on Monday, with Mexico receiving 10,000 Swiss Francs in fines plus a warning for “improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chant)” for their October 6th game against Trinidad and Tobago.

This is the 12th time that Mexico has been fined and/or warned for homophobic chanting in 2018 World Cup qualifiers:

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More Fines for Mexico for Homophobic Chants

FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for incidents in recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, and, as has become customary, Mexico is once again present due to homophobic chanting.

The latest round of disciplinary action was announced on Thursday, with Mexico receiving 10,000 Swiss Francs in fines plus a warning for “improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chant)” for each of their June qualifiers:  June 8th against Honduras and June 11th against the United States.

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FIFA Warns Mexico over Homophobic Chants

After previously announcing a new three-step anti-discrimination system to debut at the 2017 Confederations Cup, FIFA has continued its increased scrutiny of fan behavior with a warning for Mexico.

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF), which has to date amassed eight fines in World Cup qualifying for homophobic chants by supporters, has now received an official warning from FIFA for fan behavior in their opening Confederations Cup game against Portugal.

During that game, which ended in a 2-2 draw, Mexican fans continued to shout the homophobic slur “p*to” on opposition goal kicks.

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FIFA to Introduce Three-Strike System at Confederations Cup

In a bid to quell fears related to racism and discrimination in Russia ahead of next summer’s World Cup, FIFA will introduce a three-step system at the Confederations Cup aimed at discouraging such behavior.

The system gives referees the authority to stop games if discriminatory chants or behavior occurs.

The first step is a stadium announcement demanding such behavior stop; if it continues, the referee may stop the game until the behavior subsides. If it still continues, the referee may suspend or abandon the game entirely.

It is unclear how the outcome of an abandoned game would be decided should it come to that.

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Mexico Again Fined for Homophobic Chants

FIFA has released the latest list of sanctions for “incidents  involving, among others, unsporting and discriminatory conduct by fans during recent 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches” and Mexico is, once again, present due to homophobic chanting.

In this latest round of sanctions, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has been fined 10,000 Swiss Francs for discriminatory and unsporting conduct by fans, including homophobic chants, in their March 24th game against Costa Rica.

This is the 8th time that Mexico has been fined and/or warned for homophobic chanting in 2018 World Cup qualifiers:

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U.S., Mexico, and Canada Announce Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico, and Canada made their rumored joint bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup official today. U.S. Soccer’s Sunil Gulati, the Mexican Football Federation’s Decio de María, and Canada Soccer President Victor Montagliani held a press conference to formally announce their intention to file a joint bid.

There have been co-hosts in the past, but this is the first time that three countries have bid to jointly host a FIFA competition. With the World Cup field set to expand, Canada Soccer notes that “Canada-USA-Mexico are uniquely suited to fulfill requirements for the 48-nation 2026 FIFA World Cup finals”.

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Mexico Fined for Homophobic Chants Again

 

fair playFIFA has released the latest lists of sanctions for “incidents during FIFA World Cup qualifiers and friendlies”, and yet again, Mexico is present due to homophobic chanting.

For homophobic chants in Mexico’s visit to the U.S. on November 11, the federation has been fined 20,000 Swiss Francs (about $19,454 U.S.).

A decision is pending for the homophobic chanting that occurred in Mexico’s visit to Panama on November 15.

Mexico has now accumulated six sanctions for homophobic chanting as well as six warnings regarding that behavior, and a total of 105,000 Swiss Francs (about $102,125 U.S.) in fines.

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Club World Cup: América vs Real Madrid – Recap and Highlights

club world cup logo 2015Real Madrid booked their place in the 2016 Club World Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Club América.

The Spanish side will now face the surprise of the tournament, Japan’s Kashima Antlers, in the final, while América will face Colombia’s Atlético Nacional in the third-place game.

América defended well in the opening half but created few chances of their own at the other end. Madrid had several chances go begging, including Cristiano Ronaldo heading the ball into the post in the 26th minute, before they took the lead deep into first-half stoppage time.

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Editorial: FMF Shouldn’t Appeal FIFA Fines

el triThe Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has been fined by FIFA five times for homophobic chants in 2018 World Cup qualifying matches and has been warned about them an equal number of times.

In response, Mexico launched two anti-discrimination campaigns, the general “Abrazados por el Fútbol” (Embraced by Soccer) campaign, and the more specific “Ya Párale” (Stop It Now) campaign, which is aimed specifically at ending the now infamous “ehh, p***” chant.

Nevertheless, Guillermo Cantú, the Secretary General of FMF, revealed that the fines have not been paid. The federation is instead appealing them.

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