FIFA break silence on Hungary racism vs England with “adequate actions” promised

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FIFA insist they will be taking "adequate actions" over allegations of racist abuse during England's 4-0 win over Hungary.

The Three Lions picked up a comfortable World Cup qualifying victory in Budapest on Thursday night, but the game was overshadowed by disturbing reports of racist abuse coming from the home crowd.

As well as pelting Gareth Southgate's men with plastic cups whenever they scored, ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke also claimed Hungary fans were directing monkey noises towards Raheem Sterling and substitute Jude Bellingham.

England captain Harry Kane was then said to have received anti-semitic abuse during his post-match interview with ITV.

FIFA have released a statement on Friday which reads: "First and foremost, FIFA strongly rejects any form of racism and violence and has a very clear zero-tolerance stance for such behaviour in football.

"FIFA will take adequate actions as soon as it receives match reports concerning yesterday's Hungary-England game.

"With regards to the previous UEFA sanction against Hungary, please note that as specified by UEFA at the time, this sanction is to be served in UEFA competitions."

How do you think Hungary should be punished by FIFA over Thursday night's racist abuse? Let us know in the comments section below.

Kane urged FIFA to come down strongly on Hungary over the behaviour of their fans on Thursday night.

"We hope that UEFA are strong with their sanctions, that's all we can ask," he said.

"It's unacceptable on any level and just disappointing. We are here to play football and to enjoy ourselves and put on a show for all these fans, home or away.

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"So it's a shame that there are a few who decide to act like that."

England boss Southgate also said: “It’s not fair to criticise all the Hungarian fans. A lot were very generous and behaved extremely well.

"The individuals that are responsible need to be dealt with.

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"I think there’s some evidence that people have been filmed and we’ve got to hope the authorities deal with that in the right way.”

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