Federation Internationale de Football Association warns broadcasters about focusing on women

Broadcasters are accused of focusing on young women watching the World Cup

Broadcasters are accused of focusing on young women watching the World Cup

As the players lined up to collect their gold and silver medals, Vladimir Putin stood alongside French president Emmanuel Macron and Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, who were greeting their own players.

"The decision [to eventually expand] was unanimous", Infantino said.

There were no offside goals scored throughout the World Cup that were later ruled out by VAR, but there were goals ruled offside on the pitch which VAR allowed after review.

As well as the invite to London, the boys also have a standing invitation from Manchester United and several World Cup stars have expressed their desire to send them football kit, including England defender Kyle Walker.

Supporters of the Croatian national soccer react during a public broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 final match between Croatia and France, in Zagreb, Croatia, 15 July 2018.

"I believe in joint bids because the World Cup is an enormous event", said Infantino as he was commenting on the countries that showed interest in submitting joint bids to host the World Cup in 2030. "It will be played in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December, 2022", Infantino said.

Asked about his in-game chatter with VIP guests, Infantino said: "When we are here we don't speak about politics, we speak about football".

"It is hard to think of the World Cup without VAR, it has been certainly a more just competition.The goal scored from an offside position is finished in football, at least in football with VAR", Infantino added. He also stressed that the tournament has "changed" the host country for the better.

According to him, this technology has been used, up to now on 440 occasions, it has led to the revision of 19 plays, out of which 16 were correct decisions. This is progress, this is better than the past.

The ability of non-corporate journalists to report directly from events in Russian Federation has also helped the wider world get a glimpse of this most successful World Cup, thus helping to counter the now discredited mainstream media narrative that the World Cup would be some sort of horror show.

"VAR is cleaning football".

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