Turf war: FIFA set for showdown talks

World football’s governing body is set to hold talks with team representatives over plans to hold the 2015 World Cup on artificial turf. Earlier this year a number of players — including Brazilian star Marta, world player of the year Nadine Angerer and Team USA’s all-time leading scorer Abby Wambach launched a court case against the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) and FIFA with the Ontario Human Rights tribunal over the decision not to hold the tournament on grass pitches.

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