Football - Soccer-Racial abuse report sparks Australian investigation

Dec 16 (Reuters) - Australian soccer officials are to investigate a report that Wellington Phoenix player Paul Ifill was racially abused during the team's A-League loss to Adelaide United on Sunday, local media said.

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Football Federation Australia would look into the report, a spokesman told the AAP agency.

The AAP said a spectator had racially abused Ifill, an English-born Barbados international, during Adelaide's 3-1 defeat of Wellington at the Hindmarsh Stadium.

"We will investigate the matter," an Adelaide United spokesman was also quoted as saying in the report. (Writing by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai; editing by Clare Fallon)

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