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FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings over Mexico fans’ alleged homophobic chants at Germany keeper Manuel Neuer

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Mexico over alleged chants during their opener with Germany, FIFA has confirmed.

football Updated: Jun 18, 2018 21:36 IST
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The alleged chants came in Mexico’s 1-0 win over Germany at FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Mexican Football Federation relating to alleged homophobic chants during the World Cup match with Germany.

It is alleged some Mexico fans chanted slurs at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as he prepared to take a goal-kick in the first half of the Group F encounter in Moscow.

A FIFA spokesperson confirmed to Omnisport that disciplinary proceedings have been opened but could not comment further.

Mexico won the game, 1-0, thanks to Hirving Lozano’s 35th-minute effort and next faces South Korea in Rostov on Saturday.

First Published: Jun 18, 2018 21:36 IST