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What sanction did Hungary receive after Hungarian fans booed and made monkey sounds at the match with England

Hungary was sanctioned after the racist incidents from the match with England. The national football team will play the next home game without fans and received a substantial fine from FIFA for the racist behavior of the fans during the match with the English in the World Cup preliminaries.

Hungary will play a match without spectators, FIFA has established, which has also imposed a $ 216,000 fine on the Hungarian football federation.

“After analyzing the gravity of the incidents (racist words and actions, throwing objects, lighting pyrotechnic elements), the Committee decided that Hungary should play the next two home matches in FIFA competitions without spectators, the sanction for the second match being suspended for a trial period. for two years, “FIFA said in a statement.

“FIFA’s position remains firm and determined in rejecting any form of racism and violence, as well as any other form of discrimination or abuse. FIFA takes a clear position of zero tolerance against such ugly behavior in football, “the statement said.

Journalists present at the match with England stated that they heard monkey sounds directed at Raheem Sterling and other black players. England’s players were also booed as they knelt before the start of the match, a gesture of protest against racism, writes Mediafax.

Hungary has another two-game penalty, closed by UEFA. The measure does not apply to World Cup qualifiers, as the competition is organized by FIFA. The UEFA sanction will apply either in the League of Nations or in the EURO 2024 qualifiers.

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