World Cup final referee to be Argentine Nestor Pitana

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He said: 'We've done it with individual broadcasters.

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said on Wednesday that Russia's staging of the football World Cup had set the bar high for Qatar, the tournament's next hosts in 2022.

After documenting more than 30 cases throughout the tournament, anti-discrimination group Fare Network have said that sexism has been the biggest problem at Russian Federation 2018.

Powar said there had been several cases where female reporters had been groped or kissed while on air and there were numerous cases of Russian women who were "accosted in the streets" by male fans.

Pre-tournament there were concerns Russian Federation 2018 would be tainted by homophobia and racism, but sexism has emerged as the bigger issue.

Still, FIFA did impose fines during the tournament on soccer federations including Serbia, Russia and Poland for racist, nationalist and offensive banners displayed by fans at games.

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England football fans chanting "no surrender" during the singing of the national anthem ahead of their team's World Cup semi-final is being investigated by FIFA.

FIFA's head of sustainability and diversity Federico Addiechi says the sport's governing body "would take action against things that are wrong".

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

The research sampled more than 100 pictures from mainstream media reports and found the most popular stories and images about women focused on young and slender fans in the stands, The Conversation reported.

Curiously, an Argentine was also in charge of officiating duties the last time that France made the World Cup final.

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