ZURICH: FIFA fined the Croatia Football Federation 30,000 Swiss francs on Thursday after fans directed racist chants at an England player during a World Cup qualifier.

The governing body’s disciplinary committee also threatened Croatia with a more severe punishment if it did not control the problem in future.

Racist chants were directed at England striker Emile Heskey at the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb during the second half of England’s 4-1 victory on September 10. — AP

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