Women Soccer Players Call Fake Turf Discriminatory
They threaten legal action demanding grass for next year's tournament
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Aug 20, 2014 5:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – With the Women's World Cup in Canada less than 10 months away, some of the world's top women soccer players are threatening a lawsuit against FIFA over a literal turf war. The women want the tournament played on real grass instead of artificial turf, and they call the decision to use the "inferior" turf for the first time in the tournament "discriminatory" to women. They liken the turf to concrete and say it not only restricts play but can result in more injuries.