Previous
Juventus
Tottenham Hotspur
2
1
FT
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
Young Boys
1
0
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
Ajax Amsterdam
PAOK Salonika
0
1
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo Tbilisi
2
0
LIVE HT
Leg 1
Game Details
Guadalajara
Chiapas
12:00 AM UTC Jul 27, 2016
Game Details
Atlante
León
2:00 AM UTC Jul 27, 2016
Game Details
America
Mineros de Zacatecas
2:00 AM UTC Jul 27, 2016
Game Details
Next

LIVE: Paul Pogba saga rumbles on

Transfer Talk
Read

FIGC impose tougher racism sanctions

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has implemented new sanctions to deal with racism, including the closure of parts of a stadium.

A meeting between FIGC officials saw an increase in punishments for individuals and clubs found guilty of racial abuse in an attempt to comply with UEFA's most recent rules.

A minimum ten-match ban will now be imposed upon abusive supporters, while more serious cases could result in sections of a stadium being closed.

But the penalties increase significantly for repeat offenders, with a club fined €50,000 and forced to play a match behind closed doors if supporters are found guilty of racism a second time.

Further offences result in more than one match behind closed doors, while forfeiting a match, points deductions and disqualification from a competition will also be considered.

According to Football Italia, an FIGC statement read: "[Any person] who insults the human dignity of a person or group of persons, including reasons tied to colour of skin, race, religion or ethnic origin, will receive a ban of at least 10 games or any other sanction considered appropriate."

If a match is suspended by a referee due to any form of discriminatory behaviour, the win could be awarded to the other team.