FIFA’s position on the issue of racism is unequivocally clear: there is no place in football for racism or any other form of discrimination. FIFA is actively committed to fighting against all kinds of discrimination within football and society as a whole. This is clearly stated in the FIFA Statutes, article 3:
Non-discrimination and stance against racism.
Discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or group of people on account of ethnic origin, gender, language, religion, politics or any other reason is strictly prohibited and punishable by suspension or expulsion.
In Brazil, both competitions will be dedicated to the annual FIFA Anti-Discrimination Days. At the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and during the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, a special pre-match protocol involving both teams on the pitch will demonstrate the unequivocal message that there is no place for racism in football.