Football clubs face much tougher penalties for serious racist abuse, including being relegated or having points deducted, FIFA reported on Friday.
John Terry refused to shake hands with the man who fired him as England captain at Friday's Champions League trophy handover.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has softened his proposal that clubs be punished with relegation after racist abuse, suggesting fans would deliberately provoke abuse.
The U.N.'s top human rights official has joined some soccer officials and players in calling for an end to racism in sport.
FIFA's new anti-racism chief Jeffrey Webb believes soccer has failed to support abused players and needs tougher sanctions.
Kevin-Prince Boateng will meet with FIFA president Sepp Blatter this month to discuss ways of dealing with racism in soccer.
FIFA is looking to approve tougher sanctions for racist abuse at its congress of 209 soccer nations.
English club Millwall says a man has been arrested following a police investigation into racist abuse at a soccer match against Leeds last year.
Thierry Henry said soccer officials should deduct points from teams whose fans racially abuse players.
Israeli police say the offices of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team were set on fire in an apparent arson attack.
FIFA has upheld sanctions imposed on Hungary and Bulgaria for anti-Semitic and racist behavior by fans, and says both teams will play World Cup qualifiers in empty stadiums next month after rejecting appeals by both soccer associations.
The fight to eliminate racism from football stadiums is "a lost war," Barcelona defender Dani Alves said Thursday, a day after he was the target of racist chants at Real Madrid.
Italy's watchdog body for sports events says only a special public order officer will have the power to suspend matches in cases of racism, intolerance or anti-Semitism.
FIFA fined Bulgaria and Hungary around $40,000 each on Tuesday and ordered them to play a World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium after fans aimed racist and anti-Semitic abuse at opposing teams.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter says players facing racial abuse during games shouldn't walk off the field as AC Milan did last week.