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Scrapped Fifa anti-racism taskforce ‘completed work’

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura was speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester

Fifa has defended its decision to scrap an anti-racism taskforce after critics branded the move “a bad signal” and “disheartening”.

The Fifa Taskforce Against Racism and Discrimination was set up in 2013 to develop recommendations to tackle it.

Fifa general secretary Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura said: “The taskforce had a specific mandate, which it has fully fulfilled.”

But anti-discrimination group Kick it Out