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While You Were Asleep: Atletico Madrid denounces racist chants in opposition to Vinicius Jr, FIFA bans Honduras participant for doping and Gilles Simon advances in Moselle Open

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Atlético Madrid on Tuesday condemned the racist chants made by a few of its followers in opposition to Real Madrid ahead Vinícius Júnior and pledged to work with authorities to determine these accountable.

A bunch of Atlético followers exterior the Metropolitano stadium chanted “Vinícius, you are a monkey” earlier than Madrid’s 2-1 win within the metropolis derby on Sunday. Atlético may face the closure of the Metropolitano for a couple of video games relying on the end result of an investigation.

Real Madrid’s Rodrygo, left, celebrates after scoring along with his teammate Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior the opening aim throughout the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid on the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sept. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

“Our club has always been known for being an open and inclusive space for fans of different nationalities, cultures, races, and social classes, and a few cannot tarnish the image of thousands and thousands of Atleti fans who support their team with passion and respect for their opponents,” the membership stated.

FIFA bans Honduras participant for doping at World Cup qualifier

Honduras’ Wisdom Quaye, left, and Canada’s Cyle Larin battle for the ball throughout a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Jan. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez, file)

FIFA banned Honduras participant Wisdom Quaye from soccer for 18 months on Tuesday for doping with a steroid at a World Cup qualifying recreation in opposition to the United States. Quaye examined constructive for clostebol after Honduras misplaced 3-0 to the U.S. in February, FIFA stated. The recreation was performed in extreme chilly in St. Paul, Minnesota.

FIFA stated the 24-year-old Quaye admitted the doping guidelines violation and made an settlement to serve a ban that applies retroactively and can expire on Aug. 1, 2023.

Quaye, a defender with the Real España membership in Honduras, has made three appearances for the nationwide group, which didn’t qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.

Three-time champ Gilles Simon advances in Metz

Gilles Simon. (Reuters)

French wild card Gilles Simon, who plans to retire after the 2022 season, received his first-round match in opposition to Belgium’s David Goffin 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday on the Moselle Open in Metz, France. Simon received the indoor hard-court occasion in his dwelling nation in 2010, 2013 and 2018. He has not received a match since June 2019, however obtained off to a powerful begin in Metz by profitable 23 of his 31 first-service factors (74.2 p.c) and 11 of 18 second-service factors (61.1 p.c).

In a matchup of two American qualifiers, Mitchell Krueger took down Christopher Eubanks 6-4, 6-4 within the first spherical at San Diego. Krueger, who will face Australian seventh seed James Duckworth within the second spherical, received a hefty 34 of his 39 first-service factors (87.2 p.c). Eubanks served 9 aces and saved 5 of seven break factors however dedicated 4 double faults.

(With Agencies inputs)