FIFA Fine Warn Iran Over ‘Religious Manifestations’.FIFA fined Iran and slapped them with a notice more than “a few religious appearances” amid a late World Cup qualifier in Tehran, one of various nations rebuffed on Thursday.
Albania and Croatia received the harshest penalties, 50,000 Swiss francs each ($51,000, 46,000 euros), and another seven federations were also fined, FIFA said in a statement.
“All of these proceedings relate to incidents involving discriminatory and unsporting conduct by fans, including homophobic chants in some instances,” football s world governing body said.
“In the case of Iran, the association was fined CHF 45,000 for several religious manifestations during a match.”
Also fined were Kosovo, Brazil, Paraguay, Estonia, Ukraine, Chile and Argentina.