FIFA U-20 Women's WC Chile 2008

FIFA U-20 Women's WC Chile 2008

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FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2008

FIFA Anti-Discrimination Day to be held in Chile

A banner "say no to racism" is presented at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007
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The worldwide football family will celebrate the seventh FIFA Anti-Discrimination Day on 4 December 2008, in connection with the semi-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008, which will be held in the Chilean cities of Temuco (France-Korea DPR) and Coquimbo (USA-Germany).

FIFA and the Local Organising Committee are proud to dedicate these matches to the fight against racism, and encourage the players, coaches, officials and fans across the world to say "no" to any form of discrimination.

The captains of the teams will read a message against discrimination and the teams will display a 'Say no to racism' banner before the start of the matches.

FIFA organises the FIFA Anti-Discrimination Day during one of its competitions each year since 2001, when the FIFA Extraordinary Congress held in Buenos Aires signed a strong declaration against racism.

Although rejection of any form of discrimination should apply all year round, the FIFA Anti-Discrimination Day gives the football family the opportunity to join together and amplify its voice in condemning this blight on society all around the world.

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