UEFA will examine an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed toward Sweden’s Anthony Elanga in an Underneath-21 European Championship qualifier in opposition to Italy on Tuesday.
Elanga, who was taken off within the 72nd minute, was concerned in an incident with opposition gamers after the ultimate whistle, with the Swedish Soccer Affiliation saying that the Manchester United winger was racially abused by an Italian participant.
European soccer’s governing physique mentioned in an announcement: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Laws, a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation concerning the incidents…”
The Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC), nevertheless, has denied the allegations, saying it was hopeful that competent authorities would make clear the scenario quickly.
“The FIGC categorically denies that an opponent was topic to racist abuse by an Underneath-21 Nationwide Group participant throughout yesterday’s match… we perceive that no such incident was noticed by the match officers or the UEFA delegate,” it mentioned.