FIFA’s position on the issue of racism is unequivocal: racism or any form of discrimination simply have no place in football. FIFA is actively committed to fighting all kinds of discrimination within football and within society as a whole. This is clearly stated in article 3 of the FIFA Statutes:

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, the annual FIFA Anti-Discrimination Days coincide with both competitions. 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 demonstrated, and will spread the unequivocal message that there is no place for racism in football.