Federation Internationale de Football Association orders broadcasters to stop focus on "hot women"

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Broadcasters have been criticised on social media for focusing on female fans at games

FIFA are instructing broadcasters to stop focusing their cameras on "hot women" in the crowd at football matches.

More than one million foreign fans have visited Russian Federation during the World Cup, according to FIFA figures, and Infantino said preconceived notions of the country had been changed by their positive experiences.

We've done it with individual broadcasters.

"There are many interesting stories to tell about the World Cup and we acknowledge this was not one of them", it said. He also revealed that the group has come across more than 30 cases of Russian women being "accosted" in the streets by male fans.

Powar spoke of "an interesting tournament" in which fears of racism from Russian fans had not materialized, saying: "The Russian people played a magnificent role, there were no issues from Russians to report".

"(FIFA will) take action against things that are wrong", he said.

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

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

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.

It is understood that more than 20 supporters were identified by the authorities and they lost their FAN-IDs and were sent home.

"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.

There are stand-alone pages on Twitter dedicated for sharing and comparing screenshots of young women at the World Cup.

Samoura asked Matviyenko to convey to Russian President Vladimir Putin FIFA's "profound appreciation for everything that he has done to make it possible for the world to watch the handsome game".

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