Wenger's Russia boycott doubts

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger doubts whether a boycott of the 2018 World Cup would be the best way to combat racism in Russia. The idea was suggested by Man City midfielder Yaya Toure after he claims he was racially abused by CSKA Moscow fans.

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CSKA: 'Only Yaya Toure heard anything'

CSKA coach Leonid Slutsky has also denied hearing any racism. Credit: DPA

Russian club CSKA Moscow have denied that their fans racially abused Toure.

The Russian club's deputy media manager Michael Sanadze told Sky Sports News: "There is no subject to discuss. Nothing special happened.

"There was a lot of noise in the stadium. Nobody else, other than Yaya Toure, heard anything.

The only trouble that has come about was because Yaya Toure heard something."

Pellegrini: Racist chants are 'a pity for Moscow'

The Manchester City coach has said that it is "a pity" for Moscow after black player Yaya Toure was subjected to racist chants during a match in the city.

Manuel Pellegrini said:

"Well, I didn't know what happened, they just tell me there were some shouts against Yaya Toure, I think its a pity that they continue with that stupid things and I hope that would have hear (heard) the right message to finish all the things, it's a pity for Yaya, its a pity for the city I think."

The CSK Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky denied hearing any abuse, saying: "I haven't heard anything, I was watching the game".

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Toure puts faith in authorities to deal with racism

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said he has faith in the football authority Uefa to punish CSKA Moscow after some of their fans racially abused him during a Champions League match last night:

Man City captain calls for Uefa to act on racist chants

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany called on Uefa to act against racist chants, after Yaya Toure was racially abused by fans during a game with CSKA Moscow.

Manchester City's Toure victim of racist chanting

Manchester City's Yaya Toure was racially abused by fans from CSKA Moscow in a game this evening. The BBC reported that chants could be heard from some CSKA supporters in the Khimki Arena.

Manchester City's Yaya Toure has called on Uefa to act on racist chanting, after he was targeted in Russia. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Speaking after the game he called for Uefa to do more to tackle racism from the stands. In an interview with Sky Sports News Toure said he told the referee fans were chanting racial abuse, and nothing was done about it. He said:

"Yes, of course I told him [the referee]. It was disappointing. We are always talking about no racism and they continue to do it again - it was unbelievable.

"I think Uefa has to be stronger, and hold all the clubs and all the fans that do that [responsible].

"As an African player, it is always sad when you hear something like that."

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