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Sexism has caused problems, according to Piara Powar, executive director of anti-discrimination group Fare Network, which has been helping Federation Internationale de Football Association monitor behaviour at and around World Cup matches. "We've done it with our host broadcast services", he was quoted as saying by the BBC.

The victims had included Russian women harassed by fans and television reporters who had been accosted while broadcasting.

Prior to the tournament, racism and homophobia were identified as areas if concern but Fair Network executive director Piara Powar said sexism was the main area of discrimination.

Instead, soccer's treatment of female media workers and fans provoked debate.

Speaking before England's semi-final loss to Croatia, FIFA diversity boss Federico Addiechi called out the unacceptable behaviour. He estimated up to 10 times more unreported cases where Russian women were targeted.

The world governing body are trying to tackle sexism.


Infantino told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Kremlin last week that the world "all fell in love with Russia", over the past four weeks and repeated his praise for Putin's government and the organisation put in place for the tournament.

"This is one of the activities that we definitely will have in the future - it's a normal evolution", he said.

There are stand-alone pages on Twitter dedicated for sharing and comparing screenshots of young women at the World Cup.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says they will be invited to come to London, where the world's best player prize will be presented on September 24.

The Russian FA's diversity officer Alexey Smertin, the former Chelsea midfielder, said FAN-IDs - which are similar to the identification cards Margaret Thatcher proposed as a solution to English hooliganism in the 1980s - will be used in domestic football in Russia from next season.