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Mexico loses appeal to FIFA; will play behind closed doors

by Yucatan Times
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The fans who expected to see Mexico in the next two games of the Concacaf qualifying rounds at the Azteca Stadium will be disappointed and will have to watch it on television because the Mexican Football Federation lost the appeal they filed with FIFA.

“In relation to the sanction imposed on the Mexican Football Federation by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee due to the homophobic chants of Mexican fans during the qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup against Canada and Honduras, the Appeals Committee has decided to confirm the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in its entirety (a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs and the order to play their next two official home matches behind closed doors), “said a FIFA spokesman, after consulting the communication department of the governing body of world football.

All efforts to change the decision were unsuccessful, not because Mexico did not do what it could, but because the antecedents against the FMF are too great.

Thus, the game on January 30, 2022, against Costa Rica and the one on February 2 against Panama will be played at the Azteca Stadium without fans and the money that must be paid is equivalent to approximately two million 252 thousand 360 pesos at today’s exchange rate.

Source: MARCA

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