FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Croatia defender Joe Simunic for leading an apparent pro-Nazi chant with fans after his team qualified for the World Cup.
Croatia's public prosecutors have already fined Simunic $4,300 for "spreading racial hatred" after he took up a microphone following Tuesday's playoff match against Iceland and shouted to supporters: "For the homeland!"
The fans responded: "Ready!"
The call was used by the Croatian pro-Nazi puppet regime that ruled the state during World War II.
Simunic has defended his action, saying he was driven by love for his country.