Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
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Fifa warns broadcasters not to zoom in on attractive female football fans

Fifa warns broadcasters not to zoom in on attractive female football fans

We've done it with individual broadcasters.

Federation Internationale de Football Association (as quoted by BBC Sport) have confirmed that an investigation is underway, stating: "We can confirm that a report has been filed in relation to chants of a possible discriminatory nature by English fans".

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

Prior to the tournament, racism and homophobia were identified as areas if concern but Fair Network executive director Piara Powar said sexism was the main area of discrimination.

When asked if this approach will become an official policy for future events to come, he said: "This is one of the activities we definitely will have in future - it's a normal evolution".

Powar said about half of those reported incidents involved female broadcasters being "accosted while on air".

Some of them have lost their FAN IDs - the documents required for all spectators to access World Cup stadiums - and been forced to leave the country as a result of such behaviour, he added.

Instead, soccer's treatment of female media workers and fans provoked debate.

Diversity chief Federico Addiechi said the world football body will talk with national broadcasters, and to its own TV production team.

Three games an the U-17 World Cup in 2013 preceded a call-up the following year for the World Cup in Brazil, where Pitana supervised four fixtures, including France v Germany in the quarter-finals.

Recently, photographic agency Getty Images had published a photo gallery titled 'the hottest fans at the World Cup which featured pictures of some young women.

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