Lithuanian FA step up the fight against racism09 September 2003

The Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) has stepped up it’s fight against racism in football by organising an international youth tournament in Palanga. Teams of 17-year-old youngsters from Moldova, Latvia and Lithuania competed in the week-long tournament which was the second event staged by the Lithuanian association in support of the campaign being led by UEFA and the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network.

“The aim of the tournament against racism was to highlight opposition to discrimination of any kind, xenophobia and racial abuse among football players, fans and people in the stadium,” the Lithuanian Football Federation added.

UEFA recently made money available to national FA’s for them to create anti-racist initiatives. FARE works with UEFA and FA’s to help them develop these projects.