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FIFA opens investigation into Rhian Brewster racial abuse claim

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Rhian Brewster says he's experienced or witnessed racial abuse a number of times.

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...

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FA and Jurgen Klopp back Rhian Brewster over abuse claims

Rhian Brewster won the Under-17 World Cup with England in October.

The Football Association and Jurgen Klopp both said Rhian Brewster's frustrations could be easily understood, after the young Liverpool forward highlighted racist abuse he has suffered.

Brewster described seven incidents while playing for both England and Liverpool youth teams in an interview with The Guardian and expressed his anger at the relevant authorities' failure to tackle the problem.

In a statement on its website on Friday evening, the FA said: "We take such matters extremely seriously...

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Liverpool's Rhian Brewster calls for action after suffering racist abuse

Liverpool and England U17 striker Rhian Brewster said he was racially abused against Spartak Moscow.

England youth international and Liverpool player Rhian Brewster has told The Guardian that football's authorities must do more to tackle racism in the game as he opened up about the level of abuse he has personally received.

Earlier this month, Liverpool told UEFA that they believed Brewster had been racially abused by Spartak Moscow player Leonid Mironov during a UEFA Youth League match.

The 17-year-old striker was restrained by teammates and Liverpool staff at the end of the 2-0 win, with the...

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England U17s beat Portugal in first match since World Cup triumph

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England were down early, but rebounded to beat Portugal on Wednesday.

England Under-17s produced another impressive comeback on their return to action after their World Cup success.

Steve Cooper's Young Lions roared to World Cup glory in India last month, coming from 2-0 down in the final to beat Spain 5-2.

And it was a similar story at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium on Wednesday night as they beat Portugal 3-2.

Goals from Eduardo Ribeiro and Rodrigo Fernandes had the visitors in command at half-time.

However, Manchester City's Thomas Doyle pulled a goal back with...

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Gareth Southgate wants England U17s to learn pride in badge

FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivers the U-17 World Cup trophy to captain Angel Gomes of England.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino delivers the U-17 World Cup trophy to captain Angel Gomes of England.

Gareth Southgate wants England's Under-17 World Cup winners to learn that pride in the badge on the front of their shirt is more important than their names on the back.

England's young heroes switched their shirts back to front while celebrating their World Cup triumph last month so it was their names and numbers on show, rather than the Three Lions badge.

Former Liverpool and England midfielder Danny Murphy criticised the players, claiming their behaviour was symptomatic of modern-day youngsters...