ZURICH (AP) — Mexico
team will play two home games in empty stadiums as part of a FIFA sanction announced on Friday for fans
chanting anti-gay slurs during an Olympic qualifying tournament.
FIFA has also imposed a 60,000 Swiss franc ($65,000) fine on the Mexican Football
Despite regular FIFA fines
and FA efforts to curb the insults, Mexican fans continue to direct the chant at opposing teams' goalkeepers.
The most recent incidents occurred in March during games against the United States
and the Dominican Republic at Mexico's Guadalajara-hosted qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Olympics
Mexico's next two official home games are against Jamaica
in September and Canada
in October, both of which are World Cup qualifiers.
FIFA's disciplinary committee also opened a case against Mexico for the same chants during a friendly against Iceland
in Arlington, Texas
, last month.