Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final between France and Croatia


FIFA has ordered World Cup broadcasters to stop zooming their cameras in on "hot women" in the crowd during matches, to help prevent sexism in football.

Fifa's diversity boss Federico Addiechi has said the crackdown on cutaways of female fans is not yet an official policy but that the governing body is keen on "taking action against things that are wrong".

"We have done it with individual broadcasters".

Anti-discrimination group Fare Network says sexism has been the biggest problem of the World Cup.

Before the tournament began there were concerns that the biggest issues for Russian Federation 2018 would be homophobia and racism but sexism has proven to be the most prevalent problem.

Argentina's Nestor Pitana has been chosen by Federation Internationale de Football Association to referee Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow.

The organization said that every player from the four semi-finalist nations has been tested an average 4.41 times since January, with some of them facing eight doping control procedures.

Among the glamorous fans attracting attention are former porn star Natalya Nemchinova, named as Russia's hottest World Cup fan, along with wives and girlfriends of footballers playing for England, Croatia and France.

However, he acknowledged that the number of incidents on the streets may have been 10 times higher but not reported.

There had also been several cases of women reporters being grabbed or kissed while on air, Powar said.

It will be the fifth game at this World Cup for Pitana, and his second working with each of France and Croatia. All were young women. The latest JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here.