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FIFA allegedly threatened players who supported World Cup lawsuit
FIFA allegedly threatened players who supported World Cup lawsuit

In a court filing Monday, attorneys for more than 60 women soccer players charged that federations in Mexico and Costa Rica were asked to punish players unless they removed their names from a lawsuit against FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, and the Canadian Soccer Assn. The suit, filed before the Human Rights Tribunal in Ontario, Canada, argues that FIFA’s decision to play next summer’s women’s World Cup in Canada exclusively on artificial-turf fields represents gender discrimination since the men’s World Cup is played solely on grass. The players who have signed on to the litigation --  including U.S. stars Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe...

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