Federation Internationale de Football Association addresses TV shots of hot female fans at World Cup

FIFA Ask Broadcasters To Reduce Shots Of Attractive Female Fans

FIFA Ask Broadcasters To Reduce Shots Of Attractive Female Fans

According to FIFA diversity boss, Federico Addiechi, the step was necessary after many cases of sexism were reported during the ongoing football World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation.

The subject arose Wednesday in a review of FIFA's anti-discrimination program in Russian Federation.

Federico Addiechi, FIFA's head of sustainability and diversity, announced the move during a press conference ahead of the England v. Croatia semifinal match on Wednesday.

He said the organization will look into reducing cutaways to female fans.

"This is one of the activities that we definitely will have in the future - it's a normal evolution", Addiechi said when asked whether it was now an official policy. FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) reported that there have been about 30 cases of female reporters being harassed by fans, according to ESPN.

Though Mr Powar added that the real number of incidents is likely 10 times higher.

Prior to the start of the tournament there were concerns that Russian Federation 2018 would be tarnished by homophobia and racism. FIFA's production arm is responsible for a "world feed" that most broadcasters around the world use.

It is unclear if the "no surrender" chant breaches FIFA's rules on discrimination.

Addiechi said some of the 1.5 million people issued with fan identification laminates had them stripped, and were deported.

"Sexy fandom" is celebrated as a form of individual expression and personal style, reinforcing the wider cultural expectations for young women to present themselves in sport contexts in ways that do not threaten men's primacy.

In what is steadily shaping up to be one of the most controversial World Cups in recent memory, the next edition of the global tournament to be held in Qatar in 2022 will be moving to a winter schedule.

As well as the invite to London, the boys also have a standing invitation from Manchester United and several World Cup stars have expressed their desire to send them football kit, including England defender Kyle Walker.

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