Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino says Russia 2018 has been best World Cup

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He said: 'We've done it with individual broadcasters. We've done it as well with our host broadcast services.

Anti-discrimination group Fare Network has been working to monitor discriminatory behaviour around World Cup games.

It is common practice for broadcasters to pick attractive female fans from the crowd and zoom in on them during cutaways.

Russian broadcasters have been accused of zooming in on female fans, such as when a glamour model in the stands received significant attention during the tournament's opening match, according to the Sun.

Federico Addiechi, who is in charge of promoting diversity at Federation Internationale de Football Association, said soccer's governing body has asked its broadcasting networks to tone it down.

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

He also said there have been several cases of football fans grabbing or kissing female reporters while on air.

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Speaking before Croatia's semi-final win over England, Addiechi said the crackdown was not yet a "proactive campaign".

"The Russian people, a big, big thank you to Russia". About 700,000 of the Fan IDs went to worldwide visitors, he said.

FIFA established a preliminary testing pool of more than 1,500 players who were potential participants at the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Samoura asked Matviyenko to convey to Russian President Vladimir Putin FIFA's "profound appreciation for everything that he has done to make it possible for the world to watch the lovely game".

The 2018 World Cup has provided us with a month of incredible entertainment and, coupled with the ongoing heat wave, it's been a very enjoyable summer for football fans.

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.

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