April 16, 2018 / 2:22 PM / 7 months ago

FIFA opens probe into racist abuse at Russia-France friendly - RIA

MOSCOW, April 16 (Reuters) - FIFA has opened a probe into racist abuse directed at French players by Russian fans during a pre-World Cup friendly last month, the RIA news agency cited a Russian soccer federation official as saying on Monday.

FIFA said at the time it was collecting match reports and evidence pertaining to the incident. (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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