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Federation Internationale de Football Association says Russia 2018 doping tests yield negative results

Federation Internationale de Football Association says Russia 2018 doping tests yield negative results

Federico Addiechi, Fifa's Head of corporate social responsibility, said the body needs to help tackle sexism at the World Cup that ends on Sunday, and one way of achieving that is by broadcasters minimizing the cutaways images they show especially of attractive women attending the matches.

"For this, I would, first of all, like to thank everyone, which was involved in the participation, the organisation of the World Cup", Infantino said.

"We can confirm that a report has been filed through the anti-discrimination monitoring system in relation to chants of a possible discriminatory nature by English fans at yesterday's match", Federation Internationale de Football Association said.

Powar said with Russian authorities also keeping home-grown hooligans away from games, the World Cup had an global crowd "very different to the fans that come to domestic football".

The crackdown on broadcasters was not yet a "proactive campaign".

Despite previous fears that fans would be targeted with homophobia and racism, the treatment of women has become the focus after a range of female reporters were grabbed or kissed on air, according to the Fare Network.




In regard to other forms of discrimination, Addiechi and Powar said various measures taken by the authorities - banning orders, diversity training and so on - were successful and the Russian people themselves have been great hosts.

"Sexy fandom" is celebrated as a form of individual expression and personal style, reinforcing the wider cultural expectations for young women to present themselves in sport contexts in ways that do not threaten men's primacy.

"We definitely expect and count on the support of Alexei", Addiechi said, "and the Russian football union".

"VAR is not changing football, VAR is cleaning football, making football more honest, more transparent", he said.

"Two issues should be noted here", he continued.

'When FAs are consistent offenders that needs to be taken into account'.