Fifa says it will ‘look into’ alleged racist abuse in Under-18 game as QPR confirm they will make complaint
PUBLISHED: 12:46 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:26 15 August 2019
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FIFA respond to alleged racist abuse suffered by QPR Under-18s.
QPR have confirmed that they will be putting in a complaint to Fifa following alleged racist abuse suffered by their Under-18s in a friendly.
Manager Paul Furlong instructed his team to walk off the pitch in a game away at Spanish side AD Nervion FC last Thursday due to alleged racist abuse from the opposition players.
Fifa has said it will 'look into' the what happened when a complaint is received.
QPR CEO Lee Hoos said that the incident is an "opportunity for UEFA to make a strong statement".
But Uefa insisted that friendlies fall under the jurisdiction of FIFA.
In a statement, Fifa said: "At the time of writing, Fifa hasn't received any information in relation to this matter.
"Should we receive such information, for example a claim or through an official report including this issue, we will look into the matter.
"Fifa's position on discrimination is very clear: we are fully engaged in combating any form of discrimination not only in football but in society in general and we support any effort in this field."
QPR are also speaking with the FA regarding the matter.
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