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Conmebol could remove points in case of racism

The organization puts a strong hand against discrimination

Conmebol analyzes more severe sanctions for acts of discrimination in soccer stadiums. The governing body of South American football is studying the possibility of subtracting points for racism.

At the moment, the punishments in these situations only range from a financial fine to playing matches behind closed doors.

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The most recent precedent comes from Carabobo FC, when it was fined one hundred thousand dollars because some fans received racist insults at Atlético Mineiro players in the first leg of phase two of this year's Copa Libertadores.

"This is a decision made by the board of directors because there is no longer a place for racism in South American football in international competitions," Fred Nantes, Conmebol's director of Competitions, told the Brazilian program Globoesporte.

“There are several things that can be done, such as applying fines, a partial or total closure of the stadium. But sporting punishments (subtraction of points) are not ruled out," said Nantes.

Now the teams participating in continental tournaments will have to be stricter with their measures to avoid a sports sanction due to third parties.

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