FIFA warn Argentina over league name change

FIFA warn the Argentinian FA over a planned name change to the country's top flight because of a possible breach of rules on political involvement in football.

The Argentinian Football Association have been warned by FIFA over a proposed name change to the country's first division.

The AFA plan to rename the top flight the "Crucero General Belgrano First Division", after the cruiser which sunk during the Falklands War.

FIFA have asked for clarification on the plan because of a possible breach of rules on political involvement in football.

"A potential change of name could be sanctioned in accordance with the FIFA Statutes," said a statement.

"FIFA has requested the AFA to provide further information on this matter and reminded the AFA of Article 3 of the FIFA Statutes which prohibits any kind of discrimination against a country, private person or group of people on account of ethnic origin, gender, language, religion, politics or any other reason."

The General Belgrano was sunk by a Royal Navy submarine in 1982, with 323 Argentines losing their lives.

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