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Women's World Cup to go forward on artificial turf
Women's World Cup to go forward on artificial turf

A coalition of women's soccer players led by U.S. star Abby Wambach has withdrawn its gender discrimination suit against FIFA and will play this summer's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf. The men's tournament has always been played on grass and in their suit, filed before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario last fall, the women alleged that a World Cup played on artificial turf would alter the game and heighten the chance of injury. And that, they said, was discriminatory. But FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Assn. refused to consider the use of grass fields. So on Wednesday, with the start of the tournament less than five months away, the women said they were...

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