Posted: Friday May 24, 2013 11:56 AM

AP source: FIFA task force seeks 5-game racism ban

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LONDON (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation says FIFA's new anti-racism task force will ask soccer's governing body next week to approve a mandatory five-match minimum ban for any player found guilty of racist abuse.

The anti-racism task force is to report to the FIFA Congress in Mauritius next week. The aim is for FIFA to introduce the mandatory ban in all 209 member nations.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the sanctions ahead of the congress.

Jeffrey Webb, who heads the FIFA task force, would not confirm the exact minimum sanction being recommended.

FIFA's disciplinary code currently has a five-game minimum ban for racist abuse but it only applies for players in international competitions.

 
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