The Champions League game between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir has been suspended and will be held tonight after players from both the teams walked off in protest amid allegations of racism by one of the match officials.
An unprecedented incident in European football’s elite club competition, the game was stopped in the fourteenth minute after the Istanbul Basaksehir’s assistant coach Pierre Webo was shown a red card during a fierce row where he accused the fourth official, Sebastian Coltescu of using a racist term while the football match was on at the Parc des Princes.
In a statement, UEFA has promised to open a thorough investigation into the incident and the match would re-start from where it stopped. Every footballer and fan is stunned by this incident at the Champions League game.
UEFA is aware of an incident during tonight’s Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir and will be conducting a thorough investigation.
Racism, and discrimination in all its forms, has no place within football.
— UEFA (@UEFA) December 8, 2020
Meanwhile, the full fixture list for 2022 World Cup qualifying has now been confirmed. To be played in Qatar, nine groups with five teams each will participate in the group stage matches that will be played between March and November 2021.
🗓️ The full fixture list for 2022 World Cup qualifying has now been confirmed.
⚽ Group stage matches will be played between March and November 2021.
— UEFA (@UEFA) December 9, 2020