FIFA considers action against Chile

Updated: 24 July 2007 14:36 IST

FIFA is considering disciplinary measures against the Chile following an altercation with referee Wolfgang Stark during the under-20 World Cup semis.

Toronto:

FIFA is considering disciplinary measures against the Chilean team following an altercation with referee Wolfgang Stark during the under-20 World Cup semifinal against Argentina, the organization's president said on Friday.

However, Joseph Blatter said FIFA will not intervene in a subsequent fight between players and local police in Toronto.

"FIFA can only act on what happened on the playing field," he said. "We're going to analyze what happened in those 93 minutes."

At the end of game, which Argentina won 3-0, a group of Chilean players surrounded Stark to protest his performance. The judge left the field guarded by police as fans began throwing objects.

Harold Mayne Nicholls, of the Chilean soccer federation, apologized Friday for the players behavior during the game.

Blatter, referring to the brawl afterward between Chilean players and police and security guards, said that the incidents were "regrettable," but that they are subject to an investigation by Canadian authorities.

Chilean player Isaias Peralta said he was shocked twice by police with an electric taser weapon, and fainted.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Friday that the soccer team suffered an "unjustified aggression" by Canadian police.

Topics : Football Bayern Munchen
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