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Anti-Racism Drive Planned

An anti-racism campaign will be initiated in preparation for Russia's hosting of the 2018 World Cup, organizers said.

Racism has become entrenched in some fan clubs, and the problem came to the spotlight last week when Brazilian Roberto Carlos quit the pitch in protest after a banana was thrown at him during a league match. The head of the 2018 World Cup Organizing Committee, Alexei Sorokin, said Friday at a football forum in Moscow that the issue is "very difficult to control," but that the Russian Football Union was preparing to enact an anti-racism campaign memorandum.


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