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FIFA asks TV producers to cut down on fan close-ups over sexism fears

AFP  |  Moscow 

said today it had asked TV producers to reduce the number of close-up shots of spectators at final to avoid any "suggestions of sexual connotations".

The feed supplied by and used by TV stations around the world shows spectators in the stands to complement the coverage of the matches in

The cameras sometimes zoom in on female spectators.

said it had issued guidance to TV producers for the two remaining matches of the tournament -- tomorrow's third-place playoff between England and and Sunday's v final.

"We prefer that the coverage avoids exaggerated or extended duration close-ups that could lead to suggestions of sexual or gender bias," a FIFA said.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 22:10 IST