FIFA adopts tough new anti-racism measures

FIFA have adopted tough new measures in the fight against racism when delegates at its Congress approved their introduction by 204 votes to one.

The new regulations say serious or repeat offenses by a club or its fans could also lead to a team being banned from a tournament, such as the Champions League.

The measures also dictate that players or officials found guilty of racist abuse in any game should be banned for at least five matches.

The banned player or official will also be prevented from attending any football stadium during that sanction.