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 By Tom Marshall

Mexico federation to appeal fine from FIFA for 'homophobic chants'

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FIFA fined Mexico 20,000 Swiss francs for their fans' chants.

The Mexican Football Federation will appeal the fine and warning it received from FIFA for what the organization deemed "homophobic chants from supporters." 

FIFA sanctioned Mexico for fans' actions during El Tri's 3-0 victory over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying in Estadio Azteca on Nov. 13. Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay also received fines.

"It's an issue that requires more discussion, it is a chant that occurs in games and not just recently," FMF general secretary Guillermo Cantu...

Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay fined for anti-gay chants

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Five nations were fined for fan chants during World Cup qualification games.

FIFA has fined Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for anti-gay chants by their national team's fans.

FIFA said on its website that the "insulting and discriminatory chants" came during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup.

Chile's fine is the biggest at 70,000 Swiss francs ($70,000) over cases at four different matches. The governing body imposed fines of 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,000) on Argentina, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

FIFA added that "proceedings against the Honduras Football...