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Concern in FIFA over recent cases of harassment in women’s football

Concern in FIFA over recent cases of harassment in women’s football

Concern in FIFA over recent cases of harassment in women’s football

The recent cases of abuses in women’s football that were unveiled in the United States, Venezuela and Australia, are already a concern at FIFA, as they fear that these are just some of the many that have not yet come to light.

In an interview with CNN, Joyce Cook, FIFA Director of Education and Social Responsibility, indicated that similar cases of sexual or psychological abuse are likely to occur and encouraged these cases to be reported.

“We are incredibly serious about eradicating abuses in sport, in football. We have spoken with many other international sports federations about this in the last year”.

I think we will see many more cases that will be presented, without a doubt. And that is why we must and urge people to report and feel safe to do soCook added.

In a statement sent to CNN, FIFA stated: “A zero tolerance policy has been shown for sexual abuse in football: anyone found guilty of misconduct and abuse will be brought to justice, sanctioned and removed from the game”.

In Venezuela, coach Kenneth Zseremeta was denounced for harassment and psychological abuse, while in the United States, coach Paul Riley was denounced for sexual harassment for many years.

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