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Germany fans at centre of racism probe after blackening faces for Ghana game

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Germany could be punished by FIFA after fans of their national side were spotted wearing black face makeup during their clash with Ghana.

Images of men with their faces painted have been doing the rounds on social networking sites.

FIFA's disciplinary committee is studying the incident, and could bring a case against the German FA.

"We always take any evidence or submissions to our disciplinary committee. It is the disciplinary committee that will meet," a spokeswoman told The Guardian.

"If they see any grounds they will open proceedings. Then it is up to the disciplinary commission to take the decision."

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In another incident during the 2-2 draw at Fortaleza Stadium, a man ran onto the pitch without a top with an email address and mobile number plastered across his back.

Local authorities detained the man from Poland.

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