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“Malvinas banner” display costs Argentina 30.000 Swiss francs fine

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 21:22 UTC
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'Las Malvinas son Argentinas', before kick-off in a friendly against Slovenia in La Plata on June 7. 'Las Malvinas son Argentinas', before kick-off in a friendly against Slovenia in La Plata on June 7.

FIFA has fined the Argentine Football Association 30,000 Swiss francs (£19,540) as punishment for the displaying of a provocative banner relating to the Falkland Islands.

 The world governing body opened disciplinary proceedings against the AFA last month after national team players held up a banner stating 'Las Malvinas son Argentinas', which translates as 'the Falkland Islands are Argentine', before kick-off in a friendly against Slovenia in La Plata on June 7.

The message was displayed in support of an on-going campaign to claim sovereignty of the islands, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean.

A statement from FIFA said the AFA had been fined and issued with a reprimand after it was deemed to be in breach of Article 60 of the FIFA stadium safety and security regulations ('political action') and Article 52 of the FIFA disciplinary code ('team misconduct').

The AFA was notified of the terms of FIFA's decision on Friday.

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  • golfcronie

    A drop in the ocean, they can afford it, not like they are broke is it? , oh wait a minute!!!!

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 09:37 pm 0
  • Klingon

    Payable into Blatter's personal account of course.

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 09:45 pm 0
  • MrFlagpole

    Conspiracy. etc etc

    I don't know where they will find the money.

    Jul 25th, 2014 - 09:53 pm 0
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