heavy sanctions against Hungary


Hungary was overtaken by the patrol. Following the racist incidents that occurred during the reception of England, on September 2, within the framework of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) was awarded 2 FIFA competition matches behind closed doors , the second game being accompanied by a two-year reprieve.

FIFA has just published an official statement for the occasion, stating that the governing body of Magyar football has also been fined 200,000 Swiss francs to be paid.

The official press release

Hungary sanctioned after racist incidents against English players

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Hungarian Football Association (MLSZ) and imposed a heavy fine on it following the racist behavior of many of its supporters during the qualifying match for the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 ™ between Hungary and England on September 2, 2021.

After having analyzed and taken into consideration all the circumstances of the case, in particular the seriousness of the incidents observed (racist words and acts, throwing objects, use of pyrotechnic devices, blocking of stairs), the committee decided that MLSZ would play two competitive FIFA matches at home behind closed doors, with the second match being given a two-year suspension.

The commission also imposed a fine of CHF 200,000 on the MLSZ.

FIFA strongly and resolutely condemns all forms of racism and violence, as well as all other forms of discrimination or abuse. It applies a policy of zero tolerance in the face of deplorable behavior affecting football.

The decision of the Disciplinary Commission has been notified to the MLSZ.

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