FIFA Had To Ask World Cup Broadcasters To Stop Ogling Female Fans

Ruben Hill
July 15, 2018

Sheikh Tamim thanked Putin for the warm welcome and support that has been extended to members of the Qatar Local Organizing Committee, who are now visiting Russian Federation to garner experience of hosting the World Cup.

But Ms Lipman adds "the Russian government will not change its policies domestic or foreign" and she believes the World Cup will have done nothing to counter the West's view of Russia as a malign state.

"First we will discuss with the Qataris and then with the FIFA Council and stakeholders and decide calmly what the decision is", he said.

According to him, this technology has been used, up to now on 440 occasions, it has led to the revision of 19 plays, out of which 16 were correct decisions.

There have been an unprecedented number of reports of sexism at this year's World Cup, with female reporters allegedly being harassed, not just online, but in public too.

There have been no positive results from over 3,000 anti-doping tests carried out before and during the World Cup, FIFA said on Thursday.

"I'm sure that our friends from Qatar will be able to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup on the same high level".

Infantino also confirmed that the tournament, which will be played in the Middle East for the first time, will kick off on November 21 and end on December 18.

"We are proud of what we did for fans of this wonderful sport".

Amid controversy over the use of VAR during the ongoing World Cup games, Infantino said that VAR is "cleaning football". "This is progress", he said.

The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

Infantino also expressed his satisfaction with the innovative application of the video arbitration system (VAR), which he himself was reticent about in its beginnings.

"Everyone knows that, whatever you do, someone will see it. one of the 30-odd cameras will spot it and you will be sent off", the 48-year-old said.

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