World Cup hosts Russia have been charged with fan racism by Fifa following complaints after their international friendly against France.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele were allegedly targeted by racist chanting during the match in Saint Petersburg last month.
After collecting evidence of the abuse, Fifa says “disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Russian Football Union for this incident.”
Russia was previously charged with racist behavior by its fans at the last two European Championships. On both occasions, the RFU paid a fine.
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