cost of real grass for 2015 women’s world cup of soccer ‘a drop in the bucket’

by:Changda     2020-06-14
According to a lawyer representing a group of elite players, it will take up to $2015 to $2 million to invest in real grass stadiums in Canada for the 3 million women\'s World Cup.
\"This was done before.
As far as FIFA\'s coffers are concerned, it\'s a drop in the ocean, \"Hampton Delinger said on a media conference call on Thursday.
\"Canada is one of the richest countries in the world.
This is economically feasible.
\"The players include Germany and the United States FIFA player of the year Nadine angle. S.
Women\'s national team striker Abby wanbach filed a lawsuit at the Ontario Human Rights Court in Toronto on Wednesday.
They claim that, under Canadian law, a display competition on artificial grass is equivalent to gender discrimination.
Men always play the World Cup on natural grass.
David Wright, Canada\'s chief lawyer, said it was clear.
Cases of discrimination
\"FIFA and CSA (
Football Association of Canada
\"Women are treated differently than men,\" he said . \".
Although Mr. Delinger said that some Canadian players had spoken of their preferred surface on the grass, they were not involved in the lawsuit.
The former Canadian national team, the first female to enter the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Carrie Serwetnyk, made a strong speech on Thursday.
\"It\'s incredible that we host the World Cup, but it\'s a real shame that we can\'t stand up for the best match that deserves the female athlete,\" she said . \".
\"I think it\'s like asking the Olympians to run on the slag track.
It\'s not a big deal. You can run fast, right?
\"As a citizen, I have more expectations for my country,\" she added . \".
The legal action known as the application on Wednesday named the Football Association of Canada and FIFA.
Counsel submitted a briefing detailing the facts and laws in support of claims for discrimination and filed a motion to expedite the proceedings.
\"Our lawyers will review any and all applications or information related to this,\" CSA said in a statement late Wednesday . \".
\"We will not make any comments until a thorough review is conducted.
Meanwhile, Fifa seems reluctant to reconsider the surface of the game.
\"We are playing on artificial turf, there is no Plan B,\" said Tatjana Haenni, head of the FIFA women\'s competition, when starting a tour of the World Cup venues on Tuesday.
Delinger said the women were \"misled\" by CSA and FIFA on the issue of their willingness to use the grass when they took part in the tournament \".
He cited FIFA\'s investigation of the players at the 2013 Algarve Cup, and in the grass-to-grass match at major events, \"it makes it clear, this will determine what they will eventually do for the 2105 World Cup.
\"The players think the main game should be played on the grass, which is overwhelming.
However, FIFA did nothing, and the Canadian Football Association did nothing.
They didn\'t even tell the players that they wouldn\'t do anything.
Dellinger said FIFA and CSA world ignored the players and urged them to work together to solve the problem, which was \"very shocking \".
\"The players, their lawyers just wanted to solve the problem. . .
Let\'s take this out of the pitch and put the focus back on the pitch, \"he said.
The player\'s briefing shows the venue in Vancouver (B. C. Place Stadium), Edmonton (
Commonwealth Stadium, Ottawa (
TD Square Stadium)and Winnipeg (
Investor group)
Replace their lawn with a permanent or temporary grass court.
The competition at the Montreal Olympic Stadium should be transferred to the Saputo Stadium, where there is real grass, or a temporary grass surface can be installed.
The briefing also called for the construction of temporary grass at Moncton Stadium.
It also means that the game can be transferred to the BMO Stadium in Toronto, where there is natural grass.
\"I have played on artificial turf, especially now in Vancouver (
Where will the final be held)
\"The risk of injury is very, very high,\" Angerer said in a conference call . \".
\"Secondly, I think it completely changed the game.
It\'s not fair why our game is changed.
Spanish midfielder-
Forward Veronica Boquette: \"Especially in the tournament where you play every three days, the recovery after playing on the lawn is not the same as on the grass. . . .
We just want to have the best venue and do our best to show the best level of women\'s football.
\"The women said they wanted to play in the tournament but did not think about boycotting it.
Boquete said it was up to FIFA and CSA to listen and \"take action on this \".
Serwetnyk said women will play in the \"glass and nail venues\" at the World Cup.
\"Too narrow, dedicated and willpower.
This is the problem.
All we know is that women will come forward.
Well, of course we will. Glass, OK.
We will do it-
Because they like the game.
\"CSA and FIFA are putting players on artificial turf and they know they can\'t do that with these people.
People will resist it.
It just won\'t happen.
So they took them (the women)
They will certainly show and play in an unfortunate location.
This is not the kind of tournament we would like to host at the World Cup.
Serwetnyk, who founded an equal game organization two years ago, focused on inequality in sports, said she paid the price for public speaking.
\"I am strongly dissatisfied with this,\" she said . \".
That\'s why the current Canadian players are not in action.
\"CSA is their boss,\" she said . \"
\"So I think it\'s easier for players from other countries to express how they feel.
She also pointed out that Canadian men ranked 120 in the world and wondered if CSA\'s mentality of playing on the grass helped explain why the team was so low.
\"The rest of the world will agree that grass is the best and only surface for such a tall person --
This is what we should give to the best women in the world.
Canadian women ranked first. 8.
The rules of FIFA state that if special permission is given, the competition can be carried out on artificial turf, as is the case in Canada.
The regulation also stipulates that all competitions in the tournament must be carried out on the same surface.
The women\'s lawyers say FIFA rules allow matches on artificial turf that meet the prescribed standards, which does not affect their litigation.
Delinger said all the World Cups for men and women in the past were played on the grass.
Wright noted that the CSA has ensured that the men are in the World Cup qualifiers on the grass and lawn.
Lawyer\'s request for November
26 hearings were held in their case.
June 6, 2015 World Cup start.
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