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After knowing that the FIFA sanctioned Honduras for discrimination in game against the USA., it was clear that Concacaf has been the confederation that most sElections have been fined in the last qualifying dates for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
On Saturday afternoon, FIFA sanctioned Honduras for “discriminatory” behavior by some fans during the home game against the United States, from the Concacaf octagonal, a source told the EFE news agency.
The secretary of the National Autonomous Football Federation of Honduras (Fenafuth), José Ernesto Mejía, reported that the country has been sanctioned by FIFA with 65,000 dollars, because some fans uttered discriminatory phrases against US players at the San Pedro Sula Metropolitan Olympic Stadium, in northern Honduras.
“Unfortunately we were notified that the (Honduran) Federation was sanctioned with a very strong financial fine of 65,000 dollars”, stressed the manager,
He added that due to the financial limitations of Fenafuth, the sanction imposed by Fifa represents “a fortune.”
This fine joins the recent ones received by Mexico, Panama, and El Salvador, who will have to pay money to FIFA for multiple reasons and in some cases will not be able to have an audience in their next matches.
Last August, FIFA reported that the Mexican Soccer Federation had been fined for homophobic screams that occurred in the CONCACAF Pre-Olympic last March in Guadalajara. The sanction caused the game against Jamaica to be played without an audience in the stands of the Azteca Stadium.
For its part, the Panama team was notified by FIFA that it will not be able to play with the public the next game against El Salvador in the World Cup qualifiers due to homophobic chants by fans in the duels.
Through a statement, the Panamanian Football Federation reported that the international body had sanctioned them with 50 thousand Swiss francs due to the homophobic shouts that were made in September in the matches against Costa Rica and Mexico.
In turn, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to intervene and punish the Salvadoran Football Federation, after multiple fans starred in an uncomfortable moment against the Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa, who was the victim of some objects thrown at him .
As a punishment, the Salvadoran federation will have to cancel a fine that corresponds to approximately $ 32,000 dollars. In addition, a sector of the Cuscatlán Stadium is banned from the entry of fans for the next game against Jamaica (North and South Shadow behind the goals).
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