World Cup 2018

Mexico in trouble with Fifa after fans' homophobic chants

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Mexico over alleged chants during their opener with Germany, FIFA has confirmed.

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings over alleged Mexico homophobic chants

Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Mexican Football Federation relating to alleged homophobic chants during the World Cup clash with Germany.

Anti-gay chants towards Neuer

It is alleged some Mexico fans chanted slurs at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as he prepared to take a goal-kick in the first half of the Group F encounter in Moscow. There were also other reports of the word "puto" being shouted when corners and free-kicks were taken by the German players.

Manuel Neuer of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat.

A Fifa spokesperson confirmed that disciplinary proceedings have been opened but could not comment further.

Mexico won the game 1-0 thanks to Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute effort and next face South Korea in Rostov on Saturday.