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Australian players oppose turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup as FIFPro VP backs players

Australian players oppose turf at 2015 Women’s World Cup as FIFPro VP backs players

Jeff Kassouf August 27, 2014 33

In a statement released Wednesday, Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) said that FIFPro Vice President and FIFPro Asia Chairman Brendan Schwab will have the world players’ association raise women’s players’ concerns with FIFA over the

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WATCH: Ramona Bachmann defended by duck

WATCH: Ramona Bachmann defended by duck

The Equalizer Staff August 26, 2014 12

FC Rosengård forward Ramona Bachmann found herself defended by a duck on on Tuesday in a match against KIF Örebro, and the duck most certainly won the 1-v-1 battle: Marta scored the only goal

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Document shows Australian players against turf at 2015 World Cup, despite official’s comments

Document shows Australian players against turf at 2015 World Cup, despite official’s comments

Jeff Kassouf August 26, 2014 22

Australia presented an odd twist to this 2015 Turf War. On Sunday, Football Federation Australia’s head of women’s football Emma Highwood said the federation was fine with artificial turf being used at the 2015

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Boquete signs with Germany’s 1. FFC Frankfurt

Boquete signs with Germany’s 1. FFC Frankfurt

The Equalizer Staff August 25, 2014 20

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Vero Boquete has signed with 1. FFC Frankfurt of the German Frauen-Bundesliga. Boquete arrived in Portland in early June after finishing runner-up in the UEFA Champions League with the no-longer

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Oshoala, Lavogez, Mbock Bathy steal show at U-20 WWC

Oshoala, Lavogez, Mbock Bathy steal show at U-20 WWC

Jeff Kassouf August 25, 2014 18

MONTREAL, Canada – There was a buzz around Olympic Stadium on Sunday every time France’s Claire Lavogez or Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala touched the ball. Everyone knew there was a high possibility for something special

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Petermann lifts Germany to U-20 World Cup title, besting Nigeria in extra time

Petermann lifts Germany to U-20 World Cup title, besting Nigeria in extra time

Jeff Kassouf August 24, 2014 30

MONTREAL, Canada — Lena Petermann’s goal in extra time lifted Germany past Nigeria, 1-0 in extra time in the U-20 Women’s World Cup final on Sunday at Olympic Stadium. The triumph is is Germany’s

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France tops Korea DPR for third place at U-20 WWC

France tops Korea DPR for third place at U-20 WWC

Jeff Kassouf August 24, 2014 7

MONTREAL, Canada — France fell short of following up its 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup triumph with a U-20 title in 2014, but Les Bleuettes will return home with their first-ever U-20 medal

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Four Caribbean nations round out CONCACAF World Cup qualifying field

Four Caribbean nations round out CONCACAF World Cup qualifying field

Tim Grainey August 23, 2014 2

After two matches in both groups of the Caribbean Women’s Cup being held in Trinidad and Tobago, the four teams moving onto CONCACAF’s Women’s Gold Cup in October are now determined: Jamaica, Haiti, Martinique

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In U-20 Women’s World Cup final rematch with Germany, Nigeria has chance to join world’s elite

In U-20 Women’s World Cup final rematch with Germany, Nigeria has chance to join world’s elite

Jeff Kassouf August 23, 2014 11

MONTREAL, Canada – Sitting high above Montreal’s city center, Nigeria U-20 women’s national team coach Peter Dedevbo was all business. He stood stiffly next to the World Cup trophy for the media photo opportunity,

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FIFA publication: ‘Football is simple’, ‘complicated once you…explain offside…to your wife’

FIFA publication: ‘Football is simple’, ‘complicated once you…explain offside…to your wife’

The Equalizer Staff August 23, 2014 2

A profile of FIFA president Sepp Blatter in a new in-house magazine features language many would deem sexist. In a new edition of FIFA’s weekly magazine, a profile on Blatter reads: “Football is a

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