FIFA condemn Wembley thugs after Hungarian Ultras clash with riot police

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FIFA have condemned the thugs who clashed with police to overshadow England's 1-1 draw with Hungary at Wembley.

Hungarian Ultras battled with riot police in the stands and on the concourse minutes after Tuesday's World Cup qualifier kicked off.

Around 1,000 travelling fans also booed both teams taking the knee, while one steward was subjected to racist abuse.

The Metropolitan Police made just one arrest and described what happened as "minor disorder".

But FA bosses reported the incident to FIFA and are demanding the strongest action possible be taken against their Hungarian counterparts.

Hungary have already been sanctioned by FIFA and UEFA in the wake of racist and homophobic behaviour from the country's supporters during the Euros and current World Cup qualifying campaign.

FIFA have launched an investigation into the latest scenes of violence and will meet next week to discuss what new sanctions to impose.

Violent scenes also disrupted Albania's 1-0 defeat to Poland in Tirana, with the game being suspended after bottles and other missiles were thrown onto the pitch.

A FIFA statement said: "FIFA is currently analysing reports of last night's FIFA World Cup qualifier matches in order to determine the most appropriate action.

"FIFA strongly condemns the incidents at England v Hungary and Albania v Poland and would like to state that its position remains firm and resolute in rejecting any form of violence as well as any form of discrimination or abuse.

"FIFA has a very clear zero-tolerance stance against such abhorrent behaviour in football."

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