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Ekaterina Kostjunina, the Russian referee is an Instagram star

Ekaterina Kostjunina is a practicing referee in Russia but is turning more heads right now with the pictures she is posting to her Instagram account.

La árbitro que ha revolucionado a Rusia.

A popular referee?

She is part of the Russian Football Federation where she commands attention from those she gives seminars to and also looks to keep control on the field. But Ekaterina Kostjunina is getting even more attention thanks to her Instagram account where she has posted many pictures of herself when not wearing her refereeing outfit. In fact, when she is not wearing much at all.

With already more than 7,000 followers - and this is likely to grow significantly now that she's making the headlines - Ekaterina has described herself as a 'football player, football referee and university student'.

World Cup in Russia

As more and more women get involved in the officiating of the men's game, are we likely to see the 21-year old Russian form part of her country's World Cup 2018 preparations?