FIFA opens investigation into Rhian Brewster racial abuse claim
FIFA is investigating Rhian Brewster's claim that England teammate Morgan Gibbs-White was racially abused by a Spanish opponent during the Under-17 World Cup final, football's world governing body has confirmed.
Liverpool teenager Brewster made the allegation in a powerful interview with the Guardian last week.
The 17-year-old Londoner told the newspaper he has either personally experienced racial abuse or witnessed it on a football pitch seven times, including five occasions in the past seven months.
Two of those alleged incidents -- all against overseas opposition -- took place on England duty, with the most recent being the abuse directed at Gibbs-White in October's 5-2 victory over Spain in Kolkata.
A FIFA spokesperson told Press Association Sport it has recently received a complaint from the Football Association and "is now analysing and gathering evidence.''