England Championship

FIFA racism risk assessments for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

FIFA is conducting racism risk assessments for all 2022 World Cup qualifiers and sending observers to matches where there is a high prospect of discriminatory incidents.

The governing body has written to member associations saying there is a particular onus on countries hosting matches to clamp down on discrimination on the road to the Qatar World Cup.

The FIFA letter follows particular scrutiny in Europe over players being subject to racist abuse by fans and referees not always following procedures by stopping games.