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Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Artificial Turf as Gender Discrimination

When the men's championship is played on real grass, but the women's championships are played are artificial turf with its higher risk of injury and harm to players.

See National Law Rev, Turf War: Female Soccer Stars Sue FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association

More than 60 of the top female soccer players, including U.S. stars Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, have brought a lawsuit against the Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA, the international governing body of football, asserting that the organizations’ decision to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf constitutes gender discrimination.  A men’s World Cup has never been played on artificial turf and the men will play the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments on grass.

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