Yaya Toure has welcomed FIFA's new system of match observers to monitor incidents of racism and discrimination at World Cup qualifiers in the build-up to the 2018 tournament in Russia, saying abuse can "break" players.
Manchester City midfielder Toure, who suffered racist abuse while playing against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League in October 2013, took part in the launch at Wembley Stadium.
Toure said: "I have been in the situation where there have been monkey chants and it's difficult to deal with that. As sportsmen you want to continue to the end but when you hear something like that it hurts you and breaks you.
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