Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

'Hot women' may be hard to find on World Cup broadcasts

'Hot women' may be hard to find on World Cup broadcasts

England football fans chanting "no surrender" during the singing of the national anthem ahead of their team's World Cup semi-final is being investigated by FIFA.

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.

"We've done it with individual broadcasters".

This led to some criticism but Addiechi said various elements, such as cooperation of the country's federation, were taken into account in determining sanctions.

As THR notes, this stance from Federation Internationale de Football Association comes during a World Cup - hosted throughout Russia this year - that's been met with unexpectedly high amounts of sexism and sexual harassment for female fans and reporters.

There have also been multiple cases of female reporters being groped and kissed by male fans during live broadcasts.

Before the tournament began there were concerns that the biggest issues for Russian Federation 2018 would be homophobia and racism but sexism has proven to be the most prevalent problem. Apparently, sexism has them beat.

Its executive director Piara Powar insists that sexism has been one of the biggest problems at the tournament.

The 2018 World Cup has provided us with a month of incredible entertainment and, coupled with the ongoing heat wave, it's been a very enjoyable summer for football fans.

Getty said it was a "regrettable error in judgement", and took the gallery down.

"VAR is not changing football, it is cleaning football, making it more honest and transparent and helping referees to make the right decisions".

"... the idea is to involve 48 teams", Infantino said, per Football Italia.

'There is an issue with the continuity of sanctions, ' said Powar, noting that both Croatia and Mexico have been punished by their regional confederations several times in the past.

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