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Volume 6 No. 216
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Germany's Women's National Team Against FIFA's Plans To Play World Cup On Artificial Turf

The German women's national football team "is collectively against FIFA's plans to play the majority of games at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada on artificial turf," according to the SID. Should FIFA "not back away from its plans, then women's national team head coach Silvia Neid wants to confront FIFA President Sepp Blatter." Neid: "I will tell him to his face if I see him. I just don't know if he will listen." She added, "A World Cup on artificial turf is a no-go. It's just not possible. We'll be turned into guinea pigs. It's a completely different game on that surface. FIFA has to make sure that we play on proper fields. Or what would you say, if our men's team would have to play on sand in Brazil?" (SID, 10/29).