Nestor Pitana to take charge of France vs Croatia

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England fans are the subject of a Federation Internationale de Football Association investigation after claims were made that "possibly discriminatory" chants were sung during the Three Lions' World Cup semi final loss to Croatia. "We've done it with our host broadcast services", he said.

Sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russian Federation, with more than 30 cases reported, Piara Powar, executive director of the Fare network, said on Wednesday.

Sexism has proven a constant issue in Russian Federation over the course of the World Cup and there have been several cases of female television presenters being groped and kissed by male fans.

Sexism has apparently been an issue in Russian Federation at the World Cup, and it looks like FIFA is starting to do what it can to counteract it.

Nestor Pitana of Argentina will referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia, FIFA announced on Thursday (Jul 12).

The "hot female fan" image is widespread in coverage of the World Cup.

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

However, Powar believes the real number of incidents is likely to be "10 times this".

This isn't the first time the obsessive focus on scantily clad female fans has been called out.

Three games an the U-17 World Cup in 2013 preceded a call-up the following year for the World Cup in Brazil, where Pitana supervised four fixtures, including France v Germany in the quarter-finals. All were young women.

Conversely, if you change "women" to "male" in the search you get a much different picture.

Another Argentine referee, Horacio Elizando, refereed both the opener and the final at the 2006 World Cup.

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