Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/27/13
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter wants teams to be kicked out of competitions for racial abuse by fans. The push for tougher anti-racism sanctions was revealed late Saturday by Blatter in a speech in England, days after the Manchester City team was subjected to racial abuse in Russia, which is hosting the 2018 World Cup . CSKA Moscow is facing UEFA disciplinary action for its fans' abuse Wednesday of City midfielder Yaya Toure, with a partial stadium closure for the Russian capital club's next Champions League match the likely punishment. But Blatter believes the sanctions championed by UEFA President Michel Platini are not strong enough, saying just banning fans from stadiums, or fining national associations or teams is not the solution to eradicating racism from soccer. ''It has been decided by the FIFA Congress that it is a nonsense for racism to be dealt with, with fines, you can always find money from somebody to pay them,'' Blatter told a gala dinner celebrating the 150th anniv...
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