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The Netherlands beat Italy to reach Women's World Cup

VERONA, Italy – The Netherlands beat Italy 2-1 Thursday to become the 23rd team to qualify for the Women’s World Cup in Canada next year. 283 more words

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Tina Maze wins women's World Cup slalom

LEVI, Finland – Tina Maze of Slovenia won the women’s World Cup slalom opener Saturday with an overall time of 1 minute, 55.15 seconds while defending Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin came 11th and said she had “lessons to learn.” 440 more words

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Players continue to protest the use of turf at the Women's World Cup

TORONTO – Lawyers representing players opposed to the use of artificial turf at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada have asked the Human Rights of Tribunal of Ontario to reconsider its denial of an expedited hearing. 257 more words

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FIFA consultant defends use of turf in Women's World Cup in Canada

TORONTO – FIFA has launched the latest salvo in defence of artificial turf at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada.

In an article on FIFA.com, FIFA consultant Eric Harrison says artificial turf is a “credible alternative” to natural turf. 813 more words

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Turf for Canada in 2015 Women's World Cup , grass for 2019

TORONTO – Whatever happens at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, the 2019 tournament will be played on natural grass.

Spokesman for the French Football Federation and the Korea Football Association confirmed to The Canadian Press their choice of a natural surface. 441 more words

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Field Filling Up for 2015 Women’s World Cup!

When Canada hosts the 2015 Women’s World Cup there will be 24 teams participating, 8 more than in the 2011 tournament. Right now, 22 spots are taken. 121 more words

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Quote of the day: FIFA dissembler

“We fully understand that the players who have qualified for the Women’s World Cup want to ensure that they have the best conditions to perform well. 44 more words

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