JANEIRO Brazil (Xinhua) -- The
Brazilian office of UN Women released videos on Friday
condemning the sexual harassment of Brazilian tourists
against Russian women in the FIFA World Cup.
The videos were shared by Brazilian men on their social
In one of them, Brazilian men harass a Russian
journalist trying to work.
In another, they approach a Russian woman and
convince her to repeat some words in Portuguese.
Not knowing what she is saying, the woman repeats
several expressions with strong sexual and racist
The videos caused uproar and raised much criticism in
Brazil and abroad.
The men were since identified, but so far no official
measures were taken against them.
"It is unacceptable the deliberate intention of some
Brazilian fans to sexually harass women during the World
Cup, using embarrassment, deception, and thus violating
the human rights of women," said the agency.
"With low slang words, they reduced women to sexual
objects in the demonstration of how misogyny, which even
underlies the culture of rape, takes different forms and
has no borders, occurring in an event that aims to
promote the integration of peoples and feelings of union
"To Russian women and women of all nationalities, UN
Women Brazil expresses its solidarity," the agency
Egypt ask for
investigation into referee in Russia defeat
MOSCOW Russia (Xinhua) --
The Egyptian Football Association
confirmed on Friday that they will launch a formal
protest against the work of Paraguayan referee, Enrique
Caceres and his team of assistants during their game
against Russia in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.
The 3-1 defeat to the Russians means the Egyptians
were knocked out of the World Cup and that their final
Group A match against Saudi Arabia on June 25th has
nothing to play for.
"We want an investigation into the performance of the
whole refereeing team," Egyptian Football Association
president Hany Abo Rida commented in the media.
Rida said he felt defender Ahmed Fathi was pushed
when he put the ball into the own net to open the
scoring at the first half and that Egypt should have
been given a second penalty in the game when striker
Marwan Moshen went down in the Russia area in the 78th
minute with score 3-1.
"The referee should have used VAR (the Video
Assistant Referee system) to check and award the
"They should have also seen that Fathi had been
pushed,’ said Rida, who added it was Egypt’s "right," to
ask for an investigation.
Rida also asked Egyptian supporters for understanding
after their World Cup, where they were without the
injured Mohamed Salah for their opening game against
Uruguay, in a match where they played well only to lose
to a last-minute Jose Gimenez header.
They also performed well in the first 45 minutes
against the Russians before Fathi’s own goal undid their
good work and put the hosts on their way to victory.
"I know people in Egypt are not happy with our
results, but it is our first tournament in 28 years and
we lacked experience,’ he explained.