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ZURICH - FIFA has committed to tackle racism incidents harder at World Cup matches after criticism of its lacklustre efforts in Brazil. Shamarko Thomas Youth Jersey .Taking advice from its anti-racism task force, FIFA has pledged to help train and appoint anti-discrimination officers to work at qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The task force met Tuesday, chaired by FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb, who spoke out in Brazil against failures to gather evidence and prosecute disciplinary cases.FIFA will also guide its 209 member federations toward best practice on policy, education, sanctions and co-operation with civil society partners.Both measures send out a concrete message, Webb said in a statement published by FIFA. Now we need the full support from clubs, member associations, NGOs and campaign groups.The full support of FIFA appeared to be lacking in June when it did not sanction reported incidents of discriminatory chants and banners, and fans wearing black-face makeup.Webb, who is black, also pointed then to challenges in tackling longstanding racism problems in Russian football.FIFA President Sepp Blatter said, after watching the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro with Russias President Vladimir Putin, that they would make the issue a priority.FIFAs statement Tuesday acknowledged the importance of using the next World Cup to showcase FIFAs zero-tolerance policy against any form of discrimination.Russias World Cup organizing committee deputy CEO Alexander Djordjadze said it was developing a plan that will encompass all areas concerning the fight against discrimination.Tuesdays meeting was attended by FIFA disciplinary panel chairman, Claudio Sulser who had spoken of isolated cases in Brazil when sharing a tense news conference platform with Webb during the tournament.FIFAs approach contrasted with European football body UEFA, which worked with fans monitoring group Fare to gather evidence and prosecute a series of cases at the 2012 European Championship, including against Russia fans.In other issues Tuesday, FIFAs task force also discussed a recent study, by the Sports Peoples Think Tank group, into why so few coaches from ethnic minority backgrounds are employed by English professional clubs. 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Andrew Ryan, Darcy Ashley and MacKenzie Weegar had a goal apiece to round out the Moosehead offence. Jimmy Oligny scored the lone goal for Rimouski (27-13-7). Zachary Fucale made 23 saves for Halifax. Philippe Desrosiers gave up six goals on 32 shots before giving way to Olivier Tremblay, who stopped 5-of-7 shots in 15 minutes of relief for the Oceanic. --- FOREURS 7 PHOENIX 3 SHERBROOKE, Que. -- Pierre-Maxime Poudrier had a pair of second-period goals as Val-dOr handed Sherbrooke its fourth straight loss. Guillaume Gelinas and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and two assists for the Foreurs (27-16-2) while Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Shawn Ouellette-St-Amant and Louick Marcotte added the others. Jean-Christophe Laflamme, Kevin Domingue and Tim Wieser scored for the Phoenix (14-27-6). 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