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FIFA investigate Rhian Brewster claim

The teenager made the allegation in a powerful interview last week


FIFA is investigating Rhian Brewster 's claim that England team-mate Morgan Gibbs-White was racially abused by a Spanish opponent during the Under-17 World Cup final, football's world governing body has confirmed.

Liverpool teenager Brewster made the allegation in a powerful interview with the Guardian last week.

The 17-year-old Londoner told the newspaper he has either personally experienced racial abuse or witnessed it on a football pitch seven times, including five occasions in the last seven months.

Two of those alleged incidents - all against overseas opposition - took place on England duty, with the most recent being the abuse directed at Gibbs-White in October's 5-2 victory over Spain in Kolkata.

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Rhian Brewster claims hie teammate was racially abused (Image: FIFA/Getty)

It is alleged that Morgan Gibbs-White was targeted (Image: REUTERS)

A FIFA spokesperson said it has recently received a complaint from the Football Association and "is now analysing and gathering evidence".

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