A special group set up by football's world governing body has met to discuss ways to end racial discrimination and abuse.
The game has come under scrutiny this season with several players, notably AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng, becoming victims of racist abuse from supporters, with the Rossoneri midfielder walking from the field following one such episode in a friendly against Pro Patria. American forward Jozy Altidore was also subjected to racist taunts at a Dutch Cup match against FC Den Bosch.
FIFA's plan is to send an official to every stadium to identify acts of racism and discrimination in a bid to relieve some of the pressure on referees.
There would also be a two-stage application of sanctions, one for first time offenders (such as warnings, fines or a closed door match) and another for repeat offenders (such as points deductions, expulsion from a competition or relegation).
The newly assembled group, headed by CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, has been created in a bid to end discrimination in football and ensure individual member associations take responsibility for imposing sanctions.