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Men's World Cup could be played on artificial turf: FIFA

Oct 30, 2014    

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has dismissed allegations of gender discrimination over the decision to play the women's World Cup on artificial turf, saying the surface could also be used for the men's tournament in the future."It could well be that sooner rather than later the mens World Cup will also be played on artificial pitches," he said in an interview on FIFA's own website (www.fifa.com).Forty international women players, including FIFA Player of the Year Nadine Angerer, have filed a lawsuit in Canada, host nation of next year's tournament against FIFA and the Canadian ...

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