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FIFA urged to show leadership on discrimination after alleged gay slurs at World Cup match

| Monday, June 23, 2014
Mexican supporters shout in the rain before the start of the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A monitoring group has challenged FIFA to show leadership in tackling discrimination after the sport's world governing body dropped an investigation of Mexico fans chanting an alleged gay slur. FIFA's disciplinary panel ruled Monday that the chant heard during Mexico vs. Cameroon on June 13 "is not considered insulting...

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FIFA drops investigation over alleged gay slur at World Cup match

| Monday, June 23, 2014
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) will take no action against the Mexican football federation over fans chanting an alleged gay slur at World Cup matches. FIFA says its disciplinary panel decided the chant "is not considered insulting in this specific context," and that it dismissed a charge...

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FIFA investigates Mexico for anti-gay slurs during World Cup match

| Thursday, June 19, 2014
Mexican fans celebrate after their team's 1-0 victory over Cameroon during the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) is investigating claims that Mexico fans chanted anti-gay slurs during its opening match against Cameroon at the World Cup. FIFA says "disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mexico for improper conduct of spectators" last Friday in Natal.

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English gay footballer slams FIFA on selecting Russia, Qatar for World Cups

| Monday, February 10, 2014
Casey Stoney
LONDON — A leading figure within the English Football Association says she won't go to the World Cups in Qatar and Russia because of their anti-gay laws.

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FIFA president awaits Russian answer on anti-gay law

| Sunday, August 25, 2013
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ULRICHEN, Switzerland -- International Federation of Association Football President Sepp Blatter expects a reply within days from Russia, the 2018 World Cup host, clarifying its law prohibiting gay "propaganda."

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Soccer association seeks clarification on Russia’s anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law

| Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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GENEVA, Switzerland -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has asked authorities in 2018 World Cup host Russia for "clarification and more details" about a new anti-gay law, joining the International Olympic Committee in seeking answers from Moscow.

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