Further details have emerged regarding the make-up of Fifa’s new anti-racism taskforce; an initiative first announced in March this year.
AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng, who walked off the pitch during a pre season game after he and his team mates were targets of racist chanting from the crowd, will be joined by outgoing FA chairman David Bernstein, who steps down from his current role in July.
Joining Boateng and Bernstein will be heo Van Seggelen, the head of global players' union FIFPro, and Jozy Altidore, the AZ Alkmaar striker and United States international who was racially abused during a game against Den Bosch.
Italian journalist Gianni Merlo, Marcel Mathier, chairman of Fifa's disciplinary committee Marcel Mathier, and Claudio Sulser, former chairman of Fifa's ethics committee, are also involved.
Football journalist and lawyer Osasu Obayiuwana, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and Piara Powar, head of European anti-racism body Fare, complete the taskforce.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter said there needed to be stronger sanctions to tackle racism, despite previous misgivings about possible relegation or points deductions for those who offended.