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Women's World Cup vs. FIFA scandal: The battle to change the narrative

Women's World Cup vs. FIFA scandal: The battle to change the narrative

The deepest World Cup field in women's soccer history will kick off Saturday in Edmonton with pomp despite the circumstances. Pomp because the tournament, which opens with host Canada meeting China, is also the longest and largest women's World Cup. Yet the circumstances aren't entirely celebratory, with the games starting four days after FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced he would step down amid a widening criminal investigation of corruption in global soccer's governing body. As a result neither Blatter nor his chief aide, secretary general Jerome Valcke, showed up at the final pre-tournament news conference in Vancouver on Thursday. But they were there in...

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