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FIFA Charges World Cup Host Russia for Fan Racism

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At CSKA Moscow's Europa League quarter-final match against Arsenal last week, a Reuters photographer heard monkey chants aimed at some of Arsenal's black players made by dozens of supporters.

"We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Russian Football Union for this incident".

Federation Internationale de Football Association had been collecting match reports and evidence pertaining to alleged monkey chants in France's 3-1 win over Russia in St Petersburg last month.

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World Cup tickets are being sold for nearly 40 times their face value - and football fans who buy them may be denied entry to the games, it has emerged.

StubHub said it fully complies with applicable laws and does not allow the resale of World Cup tickets.

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Russian Federation has pledged to crack down on racism as the country faces increased scrutiny ahead of this year's World Cup, which it will host from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities including Moscow, St Petersburg and Sochi.

The club were sanctioned after its fans displayed a large banner praising Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic at a match against Macedonian Vardar in November.

The charge will be a concern to organisers of the World Cup, with the start of the competition in less than two months' time.

Russian Federation was previously charged by its own fans.

However, it admitted: Unfortunately, World Cup tickets were, due to a technical error, viewable from (but not purchasable on) our United Kingdom site for a limited period but this was promptly fixed.

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