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FIFA takes no action on Kyle Walker v Kamil Glik clash in England draw in Poland last month |  Football news


FIFA will not take any further disciplinary action following the trade between Kamil Glik and Kyle Walker in the England-Poland qualifier last month due to a lack of evidence.

England reported an incident on the pitch to match officials after Glik appeared to pinch Walker’s neck, before a half-time scrimmage broke out between the teams in Warsaw.

Glik and England defender Harry Maguire were both warned following the incident, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

FIFA said it would open an investigation into the game amid allegations of racism, but could find no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing.

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In the Three Lions’ 1-1 draw in Warsaw, Glik appeared to pinch Walker’s neck in a half-time scrimmage

“After a thorough assessment, which included relevant match reports, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided not to open disciplinary proceedings concerning Poland against England on September 8, due to insufficient evidence.” a FIFA spokesperson said.

“FIFA’s position remains firm and resolute in rejecting all forms of discrimination but, in this particular case, no evidence has been produced to support further actions.”

Polish FA spokesman Jakub Kwiatkowski denied any allegations of racism after the match for Sky Sports News.

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Highlights of the clash between Poland and England in Group I of European qualifier for the FIFA World Cup

“It was a normal football incident,” he said. “The passions were very high. There were pushes between Glik and Walker on a free kick. There was a lot of tension and pushes but no racism.

“We had discussions with the fourth official about this at half-time and I spoke to the players and they told me there was no racism.”

Several arrests after clashes between Hungarian supporters and police at Wembley

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Highlights of the Group I match of the European World Cup qualifying between England and Hungary from Wembley

Hungarian fans clashed with police at Wembley in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifiers against England.

Taunts could be heard outside as the England players knelt down to show their support for the fight against racism ahead of kick-off.

Clashes then erupted in the remote section, with police using batons in an attempt to control the crowd before appearing to be forced into the lobby.

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Athletic’s Anita Abayomi shares testimony from sitting above Hungarian fans at Wembley and her experience of trouble below

Metropolitan Police have revealed that they made one arrest on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offense, and two on suspicion of brawl and assault on a rescuer inside the stadium.

As unrest continued in the lobby and outside Wembley, police made another arrest for brawl, one for drunkenness and disorder and another on suspicion of voyeurism.


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