FIFA finds that working group against racism, his task has completed


FIFA finds that working group against racism, his task has completed

The FIFA has its own antiracismewerkgroep lifted. The wereldvoetbalbond find that the ‘task force’ the task has completed.

“The task force has its temporary mission fully accomplished, and therefore is dissolved and no longer in function,” writes FIFA in a letter to the members of the task force is in the hands of AP.

“I wish I could say that I was shocked by the decision, but that I am not,” says Osasu Obayiuwana, a member of the working group, against the American press agency. “Racism in football is still a very serious problem that constantly needs attention.”

“I find personally that there’s still a lot of work was for the taskforce, such as the world cup of 2018 in Russia. But it is clear that the directors of the FIFA a other opinion.”


In 2013, the crowd, 99 percent of the 209 FIFA members at a FIFA congress in Mauritius behind a resolution on ‘measures to combat racism and discrimination”. In the same year, the antiracismewerkgroep in the life called.

Jeffrey Webb was the first two years the chairman of the task force, but the former vice president of FIFA in 2015 is arrested for corruption and is now suspended for life by the wereldvoetbalbond.

A year ago, Constant Omari the role of Webb, but according to Obayiuwana, there is never a single meeting under the chairmanship of the president of the Congolese football association.

FIFA writes in his letter that the are extremely satisfied with all the initiatives that the working group over the past years has been introduced, such as ‘Say No to Racism’campaign.

FIFA has in the last few years nevertheless, several times indicated that the major concerns about racism in Russia. From a in 2015 published report revealed that between may 2012 and may 2014, more than two hundred racist incidents in Russian football.

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