FIFA fines Brazil, Argentina, Chile over abusive fans


The Brazilian football confederation (CBF) has been fined for the second time in less than a month for homophobic chants by fans.

World football`s governing body FIFA said on Thursday that the CBF was fined 25,000 Swiss francs around $26,000 for the behaviour of fans during Brazil`s 5-0 victory over Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier in Natal last month, reports Xinhua.

The CBF was also fined for the same offence during the national team`s 2-1 victory over Colombia in Manaus in September.
Nine other national associations were punished by FIFA on Thursday.

Among them was the Chilean football federation, which was fined 15,000 francs (around $15,386) for homophobic abuse during Chile`s 2-1 victory over Peru in Santiago.

The Argentine football association was also hit with a fine of 15,000 francs for “insulting chants” during the former World Cup champions` loss to Paraguay in Cordoba.

Other nations to be sanctioned were Albania, Croatia, Estonia, Iran, Kosovo, Paraguay and Ukraine.

Source: Agencies