FIFA Warns Networks to Stop Focusing on Women in World Cup Stands

Annette Crawford
July 15, 2018

The 2018 World Cup has not only attracted fans who have come to cheer on their national teams but has seen fans attend matches from nations whose football teams are not in the World Cup. "We must have have discussions with the Qataris and then if there is a possibility with the Fifa Council and stakeholders".

On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the emir of Qatar, whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Federation Internationale de Football Association had given the hosting rights of the 2026 World Cup to the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The World Cup has been marred by an estimated 300 cases of sexism on the streets tarnishing an otherwise positive tournament, the head of an anti-discrimination group said on Wednesday.

"What has been done is for the future, and we are committed to ensuring the stadiums will continue to be used".

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino confirmed (per journalist Joe Crann, who was present at the event) that the tournament will begin on 21 November, with the final being played on 18 December.

"We had 98 percent occupancy of the stadiums, one million fans from overseas to discover this country, more than three billion viewers on television and there will certainly be one billion for the final".

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.

"We are all, as well, volunteers", he said. In the end, it is the right decision.

Infantino said that, despite initial fears, the VAR system had worked well.

However, FIFA said that the referees' decisions without the VAR were 95 percent correct in 335 analyzed incidents and were 99.3 percent correct with the use of var.

In the build-up to this year's World Cup, some Western politicians called for a boycott over Russia's annexation of Crimea and over allegations, denied by Moscow, that the Kremlin assassinates its opponents overseas.

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