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Spain, Brazil to play a friendly match against racism in 2024

Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Under the slogan 'One skin,' the soccer teams of Spain and Brazil will hold a friendly match in March 2024 to make visible the commitment of both nations against racism.

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday unfolded the news highlighting an agreement between its president, Luis Rubiales, and his Brazilian counterpart Ednaldo Rodrigues.

Given nostop insults and racist actions against Real Madrid striker Vinicius Junior, the criticism from Brazil to Spain raised the tone and even the Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva offered the player his unconditional support.

The incidents’international repercussion including a hanging doll under a bridge in Madrid in January escalated to the point of recommending the LaLiga President Javier Tebas to retract some confusing statements.

Meanwhile, it was revealed on Monday that the Permanent Commission of the State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport agreed on various proposals for sanctions such as, fines of 60,000 euros and banning on access to sports venues for two years on those having perpetrating discriminatory acts against Vinicius.


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