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November 17, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgFIFA, football’s world governing body, has started an investigation into alleged homophobic chants by Mexican fans during their country’s shock victory against defending champions Germany in the World Cup on Sunday.Germany were the clear favourites as they took on Mexico in their opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But the North Americans had other ideas as they pulled off a massive upset with a 1-0 win at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium.FIFA said it was “collecting the different match reports and potential evidence in regards to the matter, including the one from the anti-discrimination match observer who was present at the game as part of FIFA’s anti-discrimination monitoring system.”FIFA added that it could not comment further until it had evaluated all the information.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGEMexico fans have long shouted an insult that gay rights groups argue is homophobic at keepers taking goal kicks.Mexico shock Germany, Swiss deny 5-time champions BrazilThe country has been fined several times during World Cup qualifying play over the slurs.Best goal of my entire life: Mexico’s Lozano on his winner vs GermanyMexico’s football federation (FMF) has in the past appealed to fans to refrain from using the chant.WORLD CUP 2018 DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTSThe historic win was earned through Hirving Lozano’s goal. The 22-year-old scored in the 35th minute with a low shot past Manuel Neuer. The goal led to wild celebrations in the stadium and back home in Mexico.Earthquake detected in Mexico after Lozano stuns GermanyadvertisementSuch was the magnitude of the celebration in Mexico that it caused an “artificial” earthquake according to SIMMSA, the body that monitors and analyses seismic activity in the country.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more