FIFA fines Argentina for Falklands banner
Argentina's footballers hold a banner reading "The Malvinas / Falkland Islands are Argentine" before a friendly against Slovenia at La Plata stadium in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 7, 2014 - by Alejandro Pagni
FIFA's Disciplinary Committee imposed a fine of 30,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) for the gesture before Argentina played Slovenia in a friendly in La Plata on June 7.
Argentine players displayed a banner proclaiming "Las Malvinas Son Argentinas (The Malvinas are Argentinian)" to the crowd before the game, which was five days before the World Cup started.
FIFA found the action in breach of regulations on "political action" at games.
The Falklands, which were at the centre of a 1982 war between Britain and Argentina after an Argentinian invasion of the South Atlantic islands, are known as Las Malvinas in Spanish.