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UEFA investigating alleged racist abuse directed at Sweden’s Elanga

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Oct 14 (Reuters) – UEFA will examine an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Sweden’s Anthony Elanga in an Under-21 European Championship qualifier towards Italy on Tuesday.

Elanga, who was taken off within the 72nd minute, was concerned in an incident with opposition gamers after the ultimate whistle, with the Swedish Football Association saying that the Manchester United winger was racially abused by an Italian participant. learn extra

European soccer’s governing physique stated in an announcement: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding the incidents…”

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC), nonetheless, has denied the allegations, saying it was hopeful that competent authorities would make clear the scenario quickly.

“The FIGC categorically denies that an opponent was subject to racist abuse by an Under-21 National Team player during yesterday’s match… we understand that no such incident was observed by the match officials or the UEFA delegate,” it stated.

Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru
Editing by Toby Davis

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