QPR: Andalusian Football Federation opens investigation into under-18 racism claims

QPR called for a tougher stance against racism following the alleged incidents in their under-18 team’s game against AD Nervion

The Andalusian Football Federation have opened an investigation into allegations of racist abuse directed at Queens Park Rangers’ under-18 players.

Coach Paul Furlong instructed his team to leave the pitch during a friendly against Seville-based side AD Nervion last week.

QPR called for “the strongest possible action” from Uefa, who insist the match fell under Fifa’s jurisdiction.

Fifa say it will investigate if they receive a complaint about the incident.

“At the time of writing, Fifa hasn’t received any information in relation to this matter,” said a statement from world football’s governing body.

The Andalusian Football Federation (RFAF) said it did not authorise the match which, as a result, was not refereed by an official affiliated to their federation.

“An information file has been opened prior to the beginning of a possible disciplinary file,” a statement on the RFAF website said.