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Canadian Soccer Association sticks to its guns on artificial turf

The Canadian Soccer Association is sticking to its guns on the issue of artificial turf at the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

In a media conference call Wednesday, the CSA reiterated that it plans to play the tournament on a “fantastic” FIFA-approved surface. 580 more words


Quote of the day: FIFA's Canadian puppet

“On the men’s side, if we’re talking World Cup qualification matches, then you have to look at the surface that you’re playing on. …It has to be grass. 59 more words


Women love the game, would play on 'glass and nails,' retired Canadian star says

Understandably, Canadian players haven’t had much to say about the use of artificial turf at next summer’s World Cup.

It’s not that Canadians like playing on crappy surfaces; they just don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them. 484 more words


Show your support for the female players who seek equal treatment

You can sign an e-petition here to voice your support for the soccer players asking that FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association afford them the same conditions it would afford men playing in the World Cup: Fields of grass, not of fake turf. 32 more words


Father Raymond J. de Souza: Is fiscal sanity returning to international sport?

Looking for the Stampeders game on television Sunday night, I happened across the Under-20 Women’s World Cup soccer final. It was being played at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and, having read about a lawsuit launched against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association protesting playing upon artificial turf, I hung around to see what the problem was. 768 more words

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