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Soccer to propose sanctions for racist abuse

Updated: February 15, 2013, 11:05 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA aims to approve tougher sanctions for racist abuse at soccer matches when its 209 member nations meet at the FIFA Congress in May.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter led a meeting Friday of its Strategic Committee, which included UEFA President Michel Platini, and discussed combatting racism and match-fixing.

Blatter has previously said point deductions and relegation punishments are needed as disciplinary options to help deal with discrimination at matches.

When FIFA ...

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