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LONDON (AP) The UEFA executive committee on Thursday ratified a 10-match minimum ban for racist abuse by players or officials.
The changes were first announced last month by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and will now be included in the disciplinary regulations.
While UEFA can only enforce the punishments in its competitions, its 53 members will be asked to adopt the same measures domestically at its congress on Friday. The English Football Association announced last week it will only introduce a five-match minimum ban for racism.