Federation Internationale de Football Association warns TV cameras against focusing on 'hot women'

Rex Christensen
July 12, 2018

FIFA wants to crack down on broadcasters picking out "hot women" in the crowd at games as part of its efforts to tackle sexism in football.

"We've done it with individual broadcasters".

"The only thing we have really flagged up which has been significant has been the level of sexism which has been encountered by some women, often Russian women who have been confronted by fans", he said. Fare is an anti-discrimination network that monitors fan behavior as a partner of Federation Internationale de Football Association.

It has been monitoring games and says it has "documented more than 30 cases".

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".

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Powar said at a news conference on diversity and anti-discrimination that around 15 of these cases involved female World Cup reporters and the others Russian women on the streets.

Pre-tournament concerns that Russian Federation 2018 would be tarnished by homophobia and racism have not materialised but sexism has been an issue.

However, Powar believes the real number of incidents is likely to be "10 times this".

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.

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